Eric Holcomb

Indiana Republicans Pick Holcomb to Replace Pence in Governor's Race
Central committee selects lieutenant governor over Brooks and Rokita

Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb will replace Gov. Mike Pence on the Republican gubernatorial ballot this November. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Indiana Republicans on Tuesday picked Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb to replace vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on the ballot in the governor's race  against Democrat John Gregg.  

The 22-member Republican State Central Committee voted anonymously to select Holcomb over 5th District Rep. Susan W. Brooks and 4th District Rep. Todd Rokita, who had both withdrawn from their Houses races .  

Pence as Trump VP Pick Scrambles Indiana Politics
Rokita and Brooks want to replace Pence on gubernatorial ballot

Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita is prepared to withdraw from his congressional race to replace Gov. Mike Pence on the gubernatorial ballot. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump's 10:50 a.m. tweet announcing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential pick allowed the Hoosier State's governor to do what he needed to do: withdraw his name from the gubernatorial ballot by noon on Friday.  

Trump will officially deliver the news at a Saturday news conference — a one-day delay because of the terrorist attack in Nice, France.