Mississippi book event security increased for Pence visit

Stepped up security measures will be in place this weekend, when former Vice President and Columbus native Mike Pence visits Jackson, Mississippi for the Mississippi Book Festival.

Pence is scheduled to be the featured speaker at a special session at the State Capitol to discuss his new book “So Help Me, God.” Organizers of the event say Pence will join former Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper for a round table discussion about the book. They also say Pence, who is running for president, is not planning to conduct any campaign events during his visit.

Capitol Police Chief Bo Luckey says there will be a higher than usual police presence during Pence’s visit.

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