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Former Daniels aide challenges Wallace GOP bid

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A former longtime aide to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is challenging GOP businessman Jim Wallace's qualifications to run for governor.

Mitch Roob filed a challenge with the Indiana Elections Division Thursday afternoon charging that Wallace had not collected enough signatures from certified voters to run against U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in May's Republican primary. Roob formerly served as Daniels' economic development chief and human services secretary.

Wallace came up 14 signatures short of the 500 needed in Indiana's 7th District last week. The Indiana Elections Commission is scheduled to hear the Wallace challenge next Friday.

The four-member panel is also set to hear more than two dozen challenges to Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum's appearance on the May ballot. Santorum came up eight signatures short in the 7th District.

Wallace is former member of the Hamilton County and Fishers councils and he runs Indianapolis-based TWG Capital, which provides loans to insurance agents.

A West Point and Harvard University graduate, he worked at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield as vice president of strategy in the early 1990s and as chief of staff at Conseco Health in the late 1990s before founding TWG.

 

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  • Super Roob - Signature Police
    Roob is a unimpressive. He has left a trail of mismanagement on this state. Now he is serving as the signature police. Maybe IBM can help.

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