Republican Mike Pence has been elected governor of Indiana. 

Pence is a current six-term U.S. Congressman who represents the district east of Indianapolis. He ran against former Indiana House speaker John Gregg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who was once a contestant on the reality show “Survivor.”

The race was tighter than initially expected, with Gregg and Pence virtually neck-in-neck all evening.

During the campaign, Pence promised to follow the work of current governor Mitch Daniels. Daniels is still popular after serving two terms as governor, and is the president-elect of Purdue University.