Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, said Friday that he believes Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb is "one of the best prepared individuals in recent memory" to replace him in the Statehouse.
The Democratic state committee is set to vote during a private meeting Friday evening on selecting Evan Bayh to replace former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill as the nominee for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who is retiring.
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade contends she has no conflict of interest that would prevent her from overseeing a proposed merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and Bloomfield, Connecticut-based Cigna Corp.