Gov. Mike Pence speaking in Novi today

Fresh off his acceptance as the Republican nomination for vice president, Gov. Mike Pence will be speaking in the metro Detroit area later this week.

He'll be holding a rally at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. You can sign up for tickets or to volunteer here at

In his address last week at the Republican National Convention, Pence framed the November presidential race as crucial to defining the makeup of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years.

Pence, 57, is a steady, staunch conservative who would help calm nervous Republican wary of Trump's impulsive style. He served six terms in Congress before becoming Indiana governor. He also has deep ties to evangelical Christians and other conservatives, particularly after signing a law last year that critics said would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons.

Trump took notice of Pence during the Indiana primary, noting that the governor had high praise for him despite endorsing one of his rivals.