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Pence to speak at Fort Wayne Chamber meeting

In what amounts to a tacit endorsement, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce has scheduled Rep. Mike Pence, R-6th, as the keynote speaker for its Oct. 8 annual meeting.

In printed and website announcements, the Chamber identifies Pence as a congressman but doesn't mention that he is the Republican candidate for governor in the Nov. 6 election.

Pence is running against Democrat John Gregg, a former speaker of the Indiana House, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham.

The Chamber’s annual meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Landmark Conference & Reception Centre, 6222 Ellison Road.

Members of the Chamber might get a chance to hear directly from Pence sooner. The business advocacy organization has scheduled a Sept. 19-20 “fly-in” to Washington, D.C., to visit and have dinner with members of the Indiana congressional delegation.