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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

Huckabee, Priebus coming to state GOP convention

A couple of cats were let out of the Republican Party bag in Angola.

Those attending the Steuben County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Tuesday learned that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus will speak at the state party’s convention in Fort Wayne.

Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine made the announcement, according to IndyPolitics.org.

Shine, who is rarely at a loss for words, declined to comment Thursday to Political Notebook. But he did say a news conference is scheduled Monday afternoon in Fort Wayne to announce details of the June 6-7 state convention, which will be at Grand Wayne Center.

Shine had much more to share about the Allen County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 29 at Ceruti’s Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Gov. Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $60 a person. The cost will run $120 for anyone who also wants to attend the dinner and a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due Tuesday, April 22. For information, email lincolndinner@allencountygop.org.