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Indiana Governor-elect Eric Holcomb pledges to reach out to all Hoosiers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WDRB) -- Whether it's the newspaper in the street or conversation in the brisk Indianapolis air, there's a definite hangover from the 2016 election near the Hoosier state's capital.

Last night was huge for Republicans in Indiana. The current governor is about to be the vice president of the United States. 

Lt. Governor, Eric Holcomb will enthusiastically drop the first half of his title after a tough battle with Democrat John Gregg. 

And the rest of the GOP candidates in the area pretty much made a clean sweep. 

"We were all, up and down the ticket, working together," Holcomb said.

Holcomb said he spoke to President-elect Donald Trump over the phone Tuesday night.

"I expressed to him last night that he drew people out to vote who I believe never had before," Holcomb said.

But Wednesday's gathering in Indianapolis wasn't just a victory lap for Holcomb. He's very eager to talk about the issues that will lead Hoosiers into the next four years, like a balanced budget, veterans and education, an area that also has new leadership.

"I sought to be the best partner with the next superintendent of public instruction, who likewise will put our kiddos futures first and foremost," Holcomb said.

Also, the transition team he thinks will help get him there was revealed Wednesday.

"They are a talented, experienced and versed group of individuals," Holcomb said.

There was a message of unity to those that voted for him and those that didn't. 

"Our state government will reflect and reach out to every corner of the state," he said. All walks. Cities large and small, all communities."

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