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Tim Berry is on week two of dual duty -- serving both as State Auditor and chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.

But he's only getting paid for one of the jobs.

Berry sent out a GOP email today saying he will be traveling around Indiana in the coming weeks and months to meet fellow Republicans and discuss ideas for the future.

"Feel free to contact us with any ideas you have on how Indiana's only Party of Purpose can expand our footprint in Indiana not just to win elections, but to make life better for you and our fellow Hoosiers. Because really that's what it's all about," he said.

But Berry's work for the state party so far is in a volunteer capacity, according to spokesman Pete Seat.

In the meantime he remains a statewide elected officeholder with a salary of almost $75,000.

Once Gov. Mike Pence selects a replacement for Berry, he will officially resign and shift fully over to the Indiana Republican Party.

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