Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says he won’t run for governor of Indiana again.
In a statement, the former Indiana House Speaker says he has not stopped working since his electoral loss to Mike Pence last November. The Sandborn Democrat says he’s met with party leaders and elected officials and planned on being the Democratic nominee for governor in 2016.
However, now despite what he calls “overwhelming support and encouragement to make another run,” he says he will not seek the nomination, opting instead to focus on his family.
Republican Mike Pence engaged Democratic opponent John Gregg’s attacks more than in any previous debate during Thursday’s third and final meeting of the three gubernatorial hopefuls.
Pence has largely avoided going after Gregg, only engaging with him on a few points in the first two debates. But Thursday, Pence wasn’t shy about matching Gregg’s attacks with his own. The two sparred most over the federal government’s auto industry loans. Gregg struck first.
None of three men running for governor gave any new policy details in their second debate Wednesday night.
As in the first debate, Democrat John Gregg often referenced his bipartisan record as Speaker of the Indiana House. Libertarian Rupert Boneham stuck to his theme of promoting himself as not being a career politician, but a businessman trying to bring openness to state government. Republican Mike Pence cited his Roadmap for Indiana as the way to take the state from good to great.
First Indiana gubernatorial debate Oct. 10 between Mike Pence (R), John Gregg (D) and Rupert Boneham (L).
Gubernatorial candidates Mike Pence and John Gregg briefly launched attacks on each other’s records during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate. However, none of the candidates used the forum to say things they haven’t already said.
The debate featured questions from Hoosier voters on topics ranging from education, college affordability, the Affordable Care Act and the role of unions. Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham all repeated ideas and positions they’ve been talking about throughout the campaign.
With Indiana’s gubernatorial candidates set to square off for their first debate Wednesday, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham say they hope it’s a chance for voters to learn more about them. Both say they don't need to come out of the debate a clear winner.
Several polls in recent weeks show John Gregg significantly trailing Republican Mike Pence, often by double-digit margins. Gregg says the debates offer him a chance to reach out to a key group of voters - moderate Republicans.
Indiana’s three gubernatorial candidates each sat down with former Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard at IUPUI Tuesday to discuss the state’s policy future.
For all the candidates, better preparing students isn’t just about getting them ready for college. GOP candidate Mike Pence says he wants to strengthen career and vocational education for high schoolers, something he feels has been lost in the last 30 years.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence says Indiana must move from reform to results and laid out his vision for the state in a speech to the state Republican convention Saturday.
The platform unveiled by Pence offered more aspirations than specifics, as is common early in a campaign. The 6th District congressman lauded the accomplishments of the Daniels administration but says there is still work to be done.