Political Notebook

  • Pence taps city native for key post
    A Bishop Dwenger High School graduate was one of four deputy chiefs of staff tapped by Gov. Mike Pence last week. Sean Keefer will serve as deputy chief of staff of executive branch agencies.
  • Messer wants GOP leadership position
    Another Hoosier seeks a leadership post with the U.S. House Republican caucus.
  • Lugar Series taking applications
    The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a political leadership development course for Republican women, is taking applications for its next class until Aug. 1.

Pence invited to address CPAC

The American Conservative Union has invited Gov. Mike Pence to speak at is regional Conservative Political Action Conference in St. Louis on Sept. 28.

Pence is among invited speakers that the ACU described in a news release as “powerhouse leaders in the region who have upheld conservative principles in their respective states.”

Other invited speakers include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, last year’s Republican vice presidential candidate.