Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday has scheduled a free rally in Louisiana on Wednesday that is being promoted by the state’s Republican Party.
An advisory from the Louisiana GOP says that Pence is headlining the event at Cajun industries in Port Allen, just outside of Baton Rouge, where he’s also slated to hold a roundtable with small business leaders.
Louisiana GOP chairman Roger Villere said the rally is being organized by Pence’s office and will be held in a nearby warehouse that holds “a few hundred people.” He described it as “not really a political rally as much as it is a rally for jobs and businesses.”
Pence’s official schedule, released Tuesday evening, described the event as “formal remarks to the Baton Rouge community.”
Pence is expected to fly to the event on Air Force Two, accompanied by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and the local congressman, Rep. Garret Graves. According to the Louisiana GOP, other members of the congressional delegation and Republican state officials have been invited, but it’s unclear if they’re planning to attend.
Bo Staples, executive director of the Louisiana GOP, said the party is “providing volunteers and turning out a crowd” but that the event is largely being handled by Pence’s team.
Pence’s office was not immediately available for comment on the event.
Matthew Nussbaum contributed to this report.