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Moving day

Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike Pence seems to have made his residency issue a bit more confusing on his own.

His campaign on Thursday announced that Pence and his family rented a house in McCordsville for “personal and professional” convenience although they will maintain their Columbus home as well.

“Columbus is home for the Pences, but family needs and professional convenience made this move necessary,” according to Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault.

Democrat nominee John Gregg’s campaign was quick to pounce on the announcement after having repeatedly tried to make Pence’s residency an issue.

Pence was first elected to Congress in 2000 and has had a home in Arlington, Va., since 2002 while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We are glad to hear that Congressman Pence is finally moving back to Indiana,” said Daniel Altman, Gregg spokesman. “As a gesture of good will, the Gregg campaign will pay to send the first moving truck to Pence’s real home, in Virginia.”

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