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Republican Party Chair Holcomb To Join Senator Coats’ Staff

Holcomb will become Dan Coats’ State Chief of Staff, overseeing the senator’s Indiana operations.

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Eric Holcomb has been serving as the GOP chair and will be stepping down July 9.

State Republican Party chair Eric Holcomb is joining the staff of Senator Dan Coats. The move comes on the heels of the announcement earlier this week that Holcomb is leaving his current post.

When Eric Holcomb informed the Indiana Republican Party State Committee that he was stepping down as party chairman early next month, he promised an announcement about his future plans would come “sooner rather than later.”  It only took two days.

Holcomb will become Dan Coats’ State Chief of Staff, overseeing the senator’s Indiana operations. In a statement, Holcomb called the move a great honor and natural next step.

Coats praised Holcomb’s veteran experience as both state party chair and long-time aide to former governor Mitch Daniels.

Coats’ current state Chief of Staff, Mike McMains, will stay on as senior counsel.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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