[UPDATE: Pence has been chosen as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate]
If Pence, who has adamantly supported Trump, is chosen for the role here are the top four people who may take his spot as governor of Indiana.
[UPDATE: Here is who has officially thrown their hat in the ring.]
Brian Bosma (House Speaker)
David Long (Senate Pro Temp)
Mitch Daniels has not given a staunch “no” yet to reporters asking about the potential of his returning run for governor. Daniels was known for pushing privatization in Indiana; just a few examples are when he sold the Indiana Toll Road and when he privatized welfare in the state. Currently he is the president of Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Todd Rokita former Sec. of State/current Congressman
Rep. Rokita is most well known for attempting to cut access to free and reduced school lunches at public schools around the country. He stated that the cut was intended to save $1 billion over a decade. It’s estimated that roughly 58,000 kids in Indiana would be impacted. Prior to his service in Congress, Rokita served two terms as Indiana’s Secretary of State. He was instrumental in getting Indiana’s voter ID law passed in 2005. Rokita currently resides in Plainfield.
Holcomb has decided to pull out of the race for Lt. Governor in order to pursue Pence's seat as governor. According to the Statehouse File: "Pence has known Holcomb for more than 20 years and was his fraternity brother at Hanover College. Holcomb is a veteran of the United States Navy. He got his start in politics managing successful races for U.S. Congressman John Hostettler and a mayoral race in Vincennes, where he lived at the time. Holcomb has spent most of his career in public service. He has served as State Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. Prior to that role, Holcomb served as Gov. Mitch Daniels’ deputy chief of staff and managed the governor’s 2008 re-election campaign. Holcomb has also served as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party."