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INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s next governor is crediting President-elect Donald Trump’s landslide election among Hoosier voters for the sweeping Republican victories in the state.

Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday he spoke with Trump and vice presidential running mate/Indiana Gov. Mike Pence after election returns showed Holcomb winning the governor’s race.

Holcomb says Trump drew many supporters who never voted before, boosting Republican candidates throughout the state.

Holcomb began work toward taking over the governor’s office by naming a 16-person transition team led by two people who he worked with as top aides to former Gov. Mitch Daniels. They are former Daniels chief of staff Earl Goode and former Department of Natural Resources Director Kyle Hupfer.

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