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Pence maintains massive money lead in race for governor

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U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is building a large cash advantage in his run for Indiana governor.

Pence reported Monday that he raised $1.8 million through the first three months of 2012. Democrat John Gregg raised $585,000 during the same period. As of Monday, Pence had $4.9 million in the bank compared to Gregg's $1.5 million.

Libertarian candidate Rupert Boneham raised $14,000 and had $4,000 in the bank as of Monday.

All three men are running for the seat Gov. Mitch Daniels is vacating in January. Daniels cannot run for a third term.

Pence's fundraising heft has been boosted in part by Indiana state law, which sets no limits on how much individuals can give to statewide candidates.

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  • I agree...
    @Todd. I agree with you. Pence is as phony as a three-dollar bill. I don't see how anyone could support him. He's done nothing in Washington except wage culture wars. If you enjoyed this year's legislature with its creationism, Girl Scouts, selection of a state gun, right to work, and other colossal wastes of time, get ready for more of the same if Pence wins. Only it will be even worse, because now the lunatic fringe will be emboldened to pass even more worthless legislation. They know they'll have a sympathetic ear in the governor's office.
  • Ugh...
    Mike Pence will set this state back 50 years culturally. His hate rhetoric and intolerance for anyone different from him will mark his govenorship by increased gay teen suicides, an all out war on womens health, and massive decreases in funding for anything that makes living in Indiana tolerable. SAD SAD SAD.

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