Governor Mike Pence has returned to Indiana for the first time as vice president-elect. In a speech at Indianapolis International Airport, Pence said he plans to take his lifetime of service in the state with him to the White House. During a presentation at a welcome home rally Thursday, Pence said he is "blessed to represent my hometown in our nation’s capital" and to have had the opportunity to serve as governor. Our partners at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis report the vice president-elect quoted Indiana’s state song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away."
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb, who also rode a wave of big Republican wins and will be Indiana’s next governor, helped welcome Pence and his family during the arrival from Washington D.C. On Wednesday, Holcomb discussed his vision for the state’s next four years and announced his team to manage the transition to Indiana’s highest office.
President-elect Donald Trump is set to be sworn in January 21.