Gov. Mike Pence to undergo outpatient hernia surgery Friday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to have outpatient surgery Friday to repair a hernia.

Pence’s office said in a statement Thursday that the first-term Republican governor will undergo the surgery Friday morning at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. He’s expected to be released from the hospital the same day and recover at home.

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels underwent surgery to repair a rotator cuff in his right shoulder in 2011. At the time Daniels temporarily handed off his duties to then-Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.

Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks could not immediately say if Pence would call on Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann act in a similar role.

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