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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tells state agencies not to recognize same-sex marriages

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tells state agencies not to recognize same-sex marriages

INDIANAPOLIS, July 9 (UPI) --Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has ordered all state agencies cease recognizing same-sex marriages despite a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban.
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Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy won't decriminalize pot for tax purposes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., said Sunday it "doesn't make sense" to decriminalize marijuana for increased tax revenue.
Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

Thousands of U.S. flights delayed, canceled by winter storm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The snowstorm spreading over a huge chunk of the United States Tuesday night disrupted air travel nationwide and created hazardous driving conditions.
Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of people from the U.S. Midwest to the Northeast were without power Tuesday as biting winds sent wind chills well below zero in some places.

Former Indiana Congressman Jacobs dies

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Andy Jacobs Jr., D-Ind., died Saturday at age 81, officials said.
Treacherous weather toll: Eight dead, path of damaged structures

Treacherous weather toll: Eight dead, path of damaged structures

WASHINGTON, Ill., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- At least eight people in two states were dead as residents in America's heartland began cleaning up Monday after a tornado-spawning storm system pushed through.
Pence says Indiana's healthcare law is good conservative alternative

Pence says Indiana's healthcare law is good conservative alternative

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Saturday said his state's healthcare program is a good Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's federal healthcare law.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Ex-Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen, 95, dies

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 (UPI) -- Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen, a doctor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Reagan Cabinet, has died, Gov. Mike Pence said. He was 95.

Ind. bill would require armed school staff

INDIANAPOLIS, April 4 (UPI) -- A bill now before the Indiana legislature would require all public schools to have at least one armed staff member, who could be a teacher or principal.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.
Romney, Pence, Connelly win in Indiana

Romney, Pence, Connelly win in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Indiana voters gave their state's 11 presidential electoral votes to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Tuesday's returns showed.
'Survivor' champ Boneham enters politics

'Survivor' champ Boneham enters politics

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Rupert Boneham, winner of the 2004 season of "Survivor," announced he is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for governor in Indiana.
House votes to defund Planned Parenthood

House votes to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Planned Parenthood would lose $330 million in federal funding under an amendment that passed the U.S. House of Representatives 240-185 Friday.
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Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (born June 7, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 6th district, and previously the 2nd district, serving since 2001. He is a Republican candidate for Governor of Indiana in the 2012 election cycle. The 6th district covers much of Eastern Indiana. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Pence is the former Chairman of the House Republican Conference. After the 2010 election Pence said he would not run for re-election to Chairman of the Conference. On May 5, 2011, Pence officially announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of Indiana in 2012. Pence's announcement was anticipated by his resignation of his leading position in the GOP caucus in the House. He is considered the favorite for the Republican nomination.

Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana. He attended Columbus North High School, graduated from Hanover College in 1981, and earned his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in 1986. While at Hanover, Pence joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, serving as his chapter's president.

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