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Gregg drops out of 2016 Indiana governor's race

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Democrat John Gregg has decided not to make a second run for Indiana governor following a close campaign for that office last year.

The former Indiana House speaker released a statement Wednesday saying he wouldn't seek the governor's office in the 2016 election.

Gregg says he attended dozens of Democratic Party events around the state this year with the intention of running again after losing last November's election to Republican Mike Pence by less than 3 percentage points.

Gregg says he's decided to step back from politics and focus on his family, law practice and business opportunities.

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  • Really?
    "No one can beat" Mike Pence? He was very nearly beaten by a guy with zero name recognition and a quarter of the campaign funding. In terms of pure voting numbers, he WAS beaten....by Glenda Ritz who wasn't even running for Governor. Sounds pretty beatable to me.
  • Pence was a mistake
    See title section.
  • No
    Disagree. No one outside of the Indianapolis media market has heard of Hogsett. Hogsett is the next mayor of Indy. Pence is a good politician with a good following. No one can beat him.
  • Too bad
    It's a shame- he seems to be one of the very few politicians out there with a shred of decency left. Can't say I blame him though for wanting to stay away from the political cesspool created by the Republican/Democrat machine and its propagandist media. Until a true alternative to the Republicrats comes up, none of these SOBs are worth voting for. They're all the same.
  • Hogsett's Green Light
    This just confirms what I have been thinking that Hogsett is making a run for the Governor's office. Haven't seen an attorney so in love with being in front of the camera taking all the credit for those that have done all the work.

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