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Indiana in spotlight as Gov. Pence prepares to accept VP nomination

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Hoosier pride was on full display during Tuesday night's roll call vote Hoosier pride was on full display during Tuesday night's roll call vote
Indiana GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell says "this really is an opportunity for Indiana to be in the spotlight all across the nation." Indiana GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell says "this really is an opportunity for Indiana to be in the spotlight all across the nation."
Southern Indiana's lone Republican delegate Jamey Noel says he has been on the Pence for Vice President bandwagon for months. Southern Indiana's lone Republican delegate Jamey Noel says he has been on the Pence for Vice President bandwagon for months.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will formally accept the VP nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight, and the entire state of Indiana is in the spotlight. 

When Mike Pence gives his acceptance speech this evening, nowhere will there be more emotion than right at the Indiana delegation.

[IMAGES: WDRB AT THE RNC]

Hoosier pride was on full display during Tuesday night's roll call vote. The selection of Gov. Pence as Donald Trump's running mate has placed Indiana at the center of presidential politics.

"This is something that will go down in Indiana history," said Indiana GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell. "What a great honor to be able to do this on behalf of Gov. Mike Pence and all the Hoosiers. This really is an opportunity for Indiana to be in the spotlight all across the nation."

Taking it all in was southern Indiana's lone delegate, Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel.

"It's exciting," Noel said. "There's a lot of momentum here. I was at the convention in Tampa four years ago, which was an exciting time too. But there's so much more to this one because Indiana is heavily involved." 

Noel has been on the Pence for Vice President bandwagon for months. And he says it will be satisfying to see him accept that nomination tonight.

"I've known him back since his Congressional days," Noel said. "I'm excited for him, and I'm excited for Indiana and the country. He's well qualified and he'll do a great job."

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