Pence Endorses Holcomb To Replace Him As GOP Gubernatorial Nominee
By Travis Thayer
Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb (left) with Indiana Governor Mike Pence. File photo.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence has announced who he’d like to see as the state’s new GOP gubernatorial nominee.
On Friday, The Indy Star reported that Pence announced his endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb as his replacement in the governor’s race after he left to become Donald Trump’s running mate.
The endorsement should come as no surprise, as Pence tapped Holcomb to serve as his lieutenant governor in March.
Pence said in a statement that he believed that “there is no better individual to lead our state than Eric Holcomb.”
Those who are seeking the Republican nomination alongside Holcomb include Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-4), Congressman Todd Rokita (IN-5), and State Senator Jim Tomes who entered the ring of candidates on Thursday.
The Indiana Republican State Committee will caucus Tuesday to select a nominee to replace Pence.