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Pence dominating money race for Indiana governor

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Republican Rep. Mike Pence is dominating the money race for the Indiana governor's office.

Campaign finance numbers released Wednesday show Pence raised $5 million last year and has $3.7 million in the bank. Former Democratic Indiana House Speaker John Gregg has raised $1.7 million so far and banked $1.2 million.

Pence's strong fundraising puts him well ahead of a pack of candidates running to replace Gov. Mitch Daniels in November. Daniels is term-limited against running for re-election.

Fishers businessman Jim Wallace said he raised more $1 million last year and has $800,000 in the bank. Almost all of that came from money he has lent his campaign.

Libertarian candidate and "Survivor" star Rupert Boneham's campaign manager said he raised $16,000 and has more than $4,000 in the bank.

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  • Anybody but Gregg
    If you don't like Pence, send money to Wallace or even Rupert - anybody but a democrat. That whole bunch has proven that they won't do anything without getting permission from the labor unions.
  • No Pence Makes Great Sense
    I fear Pence will win. I've only voted for a Democrat once - but it looks like I will again. I hope Jim Wallace is the candidate. Thanks for the article - it served as my reminder to send Wallace some money.
  • Open Book
    I wish we could get a good look at who is paying Pence so we know what he will do for his term and who will get paid. I hate waiting to find out if I need to leave the state.
  • Heaven help us all
    He is an outright crook who is noly interested in himself. He does not give a darn about the people.
  • Corrupt Pence
    Anyone ever thought of investigating how much money Pence took from private military contractors to show appreciation for his support of the Iraq debacle?

    Just wondering........

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