Protests greet Vice President in Columbus

Columbus (AP) -Ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Columbus, protests are already underway.

Pence is in Ohio to address the Ohio Republican Party's annual dinner in Columbus.

Security is beefed up on streets outside the event at Ohio State University.

It's Pence's second visit to the battleground state in less than a month. 

He traveled to Cleveland on June 28th to tour a manufacturing facility.

Pence recently sparred with Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich over their differences on federal health care legislation.

Kasich doesn't plan to attend the dinner, citing a family obligation, but is scheduled to attend a pre-dinner reception.

Allies of President Donald Trump took over Ohio's state GOP from Kasich supporters after Trump won the White House.

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