With Indiana Gov. Mike Pence being announced as Donald Trump’s running mate, many are now wondering who will take Pence’s place as the Republican nominee in the governor’s race.
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Rep. Susan Brooks, and Rep. Todd Rokita all withdrew their names from the ballots so they could be eligible to enter the governor’s race, shortly after Trump made the announcement on Twitter.
We also know who’s not joining the race.
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tweeted that he had no plans of entering the caucus.
“I am honored by all of the encouragement to run for Governor, but have no plans on entering the caucus.” (1/2)— Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (@MayorWinnecke) July 15, 2016
“I am proud of the shining example that Evansville has become for our great state & look forward to working closely w/ next Governor.”(2/2)— Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (@MayorWinnecke) July 15, 2016
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma also released a statement saying he would not seek the office.
On Thursday, former Gov. Mitch Daniels laid to rest rumors that he might run for governor again.
The candidate that does take Pence’s place on the ballot will face Democrat John Gregg in the November general election.