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UPDATE | Indiana Republican leaders choose Eric Holcomb as nominee for Indiana governor's race

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Republican leaders in Indiana have chosen Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb as their new candidate for governor.

The 22-member Republican State Committee met this morning to vote on Mike Pence's replacement on the ballot. Pence withdrew from the race to become Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate.

Several members of the committee were publicly backing Holcomb, who was also Pence's choice. Other candidates considered for the nomination were U.S. Representative Susan Brooks, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, and state Senator Jim Tomes.

Holcomb will face Democrat John Gregg in November.

Gregg released the following statement this afternoon:

“I want to congratulate Eric Holcomb on this latest political appointment. While there may be a new name on the ballot, the issues remain the same. For too many Hoosier families, wages aren’t keeping up and the good paying jobs we are losing aren’t being replaced. Eric Holcomb wholeheartedly embraced the failed approach that embarrassed our state, cost us jobs and has left the middle class behind. My economic plan sets our state on a new path forward, one that puts jobs and the middle class first.”

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