Pence delivers speech without teleprompter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided not to use a teleprompter in his first State of the State to the Indiana General Assembly.

Pence's gaze alternated between his prepared text on a podium and his audience in the chambers of the Indiana House of Representatives during the nearly 30-minute speech Tuesday night. It was his major policy address since becoming governor Jan. 14.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault says Pence decided not to use a teleprompter because he doesn't like using a side-to-side teleprompter and the setup for the televised address didn't allow one in front of the podium.

Pence has plenty of communications experience: He hosted a syndicated radio program before being elected to Congress in 2000.

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