Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb has won a job promotion in Indiana, defeating Democrat John Gregg in the state's gubernatorial race, according to the Associated Press.
Holcomb will replace Gov. Mike Pence, who is GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's vice presidential pick.
Pence was running for re-election with Holcomb when Trump chose Pence to be his running mate in July. Pence withdrew from the governor's race, which led to Holcomb taking his place at the top of the ticket.
Gregg ran against Pence four years ago and lost.