Republican Eric Holcomb and Democrat John Gregg are “virtually tied,” said Monmouth University Polling Institute pollsters.
Democrats have appointed candidates to run for all of the local offices in the heavily Republican county. That hasn’t happened since 2004.
The Republican Governors Association has released a new television ad against Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Gregg, questioning his support of coal country.
A simple majority of 12 votes is needed from the 22 members of the Indiana Republican Party’s central committee for a candidate to be confirmed as Pence’s replacement on the ballot. The group will meet July 26.
The Republican ballot spot is open now that Rep. Susan Brooks has withdrawn from the race in order to run for governor and possibly replace Gov. Mike Pence on the ballot.
Ivanka Trump joined her father at the governor’s Meridian Street residence as the GOP nominee for president continues to vet possible running mates.