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Pence involved in Indiana matters; some wonder for how long

Since Gov. Mike Pence was tapped as Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, he's been to Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona; Nevada, Manhattan, four days in Cleveland.

The national campaigning is just beginning, and he's been everywhere — but hasn't spent much time in Indiana.

The governor's office says Pence is in daily communication about state government issues and is available when needed. That matters because unlike some other states, no one becomes acting governor for Indiana when the governor is out of the state or in another country, not even Pence's lieutenant governor, who has designs on the top state office.

Pence, who spent Friday...