Gov. Mike Pence calls for action on gay marriage ban

Gov. Mike Pence delivers State of the State address

Gov. Mike Pence delivers State of the State address

The Indianapolis Star contacted the News and Media team two hours before Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address, looking for an expert on political communication. Marjorie Hershey, professor of political science at IU Bloomington, was available and told the Star in this report that such speeches usually don’t have a lot of impact. “Most people are now exposed to a blizzard of messages every day,” she said. “It’s hard for a governor, or even a president, to break through the noise.”

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