May 8 (UPI) — Greg Pence, the older brother of Vice President Mike Pence, won the Republican primary for an open congressional seat in Indiana on Tuesday night.
The seat is the same one Mike Pence held between 2001 and 2012.
“Tonight is the start of the next phase of our commitment to help [President Donald Trump] and [Vice President Mike Pence] get their agenda through Congress. I’m Ready to Serve, Again!” Greg Pence tweeted after his victory was announced.
Greg Pence beat businessman Jonathan Lamb for the GOP nomination and will now face-of against Democratic candidate Jeannine Lee Lake in November.
The seat is currently held by Rep. Luke Messer, who chose not to run for re-election in order to run in the Senate primary, which he lost Tuesday night to upstart challenger Mike Braun.
Greg Pence, an antique mall owner with deep roots in the district, will get a further boost when his brother and President Donald Trump visit the area to help him campaign on Thursday.
“Congratulations to my brother @GregPenceIN on his big primary win tonight in #IN06!” Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday night. “He’s making Hoosiers & the Pence family proud.”
During his primary campaign, Greg Pence said there was “no daylight” between him and Trump on major issues, The New York Times reported.