Originally Posted by JayJay
It was doubtful Pence would have won reelection as Governor, so for Pence running for VP is a good move. Republicans in the state are happy, too, because they now have a chance to keep the Governor's mansion, which they didn't have with Pence. Many loyal Repubs were not going to vote to reelect him.
This was my understanding too.
If it was Trump-Christie at the top and Pence in the governor slot, it might have turned into a close but consistent Democratic sweep in Indiana for the big 3 statewide races. I could have seen a Trump narrow loss, a Pence loss, and decent Democratic Senate pickup as Bayh just jumped back in for the Democrats.
As it is, I think the GOP will hold the EVs and the Governor's mansion, and the Senate seat is still a tossup to lean GOP. The Indiana state GOP had a great day yesterday.