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Eric Holcomb to be Indiana's 51st governor

Posted at 9:33 PM, Nov 08, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eric Holcomb has had an interesting 12 months.

He went from U.S. Senate candidate to Indiana’s lieutenant governor, to candidate for governor.

And soon, he’ll be Indiana’s 51st governor with 51 percent of the vote.

Holcomb, a Republican, beat Democratic challenger John Gregg in Tuesday’s election.

Holcomb served on the staffs of Indiana politicians Mitch Daniels and Dan Coats before his 2016 Senate run.

He will be the third straight Republican in office, following Daniels and Mike Pence.

His running mate is Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Auditor of State.

Watch Holcomb's victory speech below:

Gregg, a former Speaker of the House in Indiana, has now lost twice as the Democratic nominee for governor.

Watch his concession speech below:


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