Pence to be sworn in as Indiana's 50th governor

Pence to be sworn in as Indiana's 50th governor

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By TOM LoBIANCO
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Six-term congressman Mike Pence is trading Capitol Hill for the Indiana Statehouse as he becomes the state's 50th governor.

Pence will be sworn in Monday during an outdoor ceremony at the Statehouse. Fellow Republican Mitch Daniels is handing over the state's reins after eight years as its chief executive.

Pence defeated Democrat John Gregg in November in a campaign that focused largely on jobs and education. He says improving the economy and bringing more jobs to the state are his top priorities.

Pence and wife Karen plan to live in the governor's residence, which Daniels and wife Cheri never occupied.

Daniels takes over as the new president of Purdue University upon leaving office.

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