Pence finds surprises in transition to executive

Pence finds surprises in transition to executive

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 06: U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), thought to be a contender for the 2012 presidential race, also spoke at the rally held on Capitol Hill by Americans for Prosperity in support of spending cuts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence is learning that being the state's top executive often means dealing with random surprises, a stark contrast from the role he played in Congress where 435 lawmakers typically responded to selected problems.
 
The latest reminder was a battle late last week over the deleting of comments critical of his stance on gay marriage. It ended with a gay marriage supporter dubbing the practice "Pencership" and a clear apology from Pence on that same Facebook page.
 
The gay marriage comment battle was just the latest in a handful of high-profile surprises Pence has had to deal with that most lawmakers would be able to avoid:  from the story of "Dani the Deer" to his surprise fight with Statehouse Republicans over his agenda-leading income tax cut.
 

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