The two leading candidates for governor offered starkly different plans for improving the state's economy Thursday. Democrat John Gregg wants the state to increase exports by 50 percent. Mike Pence pushed for programs to help students graduate from college within four years.
Pence has not only hit the airwaves first, but he has hit them three times, with a series of touchy-feely pieces detailing his courtship with his wife, his history growing up in Indiana and a devastating storm which struck his hometown of Columbus.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence said Tuesday he wants more Indiana students to graduate from high school ready to work and proposed creating regional groups to design alternative curriculums that train high school students for technical and vocational jobs.
Gov. Mitch Daniels roared onto the floor of the Indiana Republican Party's convention Saturday on his signature motorcycle and rallied the troops one last time with talk of his successes and vitriol for the Democrats he has kept out of the governor's office since 2005.
The team of policy advisers assembled by Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence reflects his efforts to assuage social and religious conservatives who have built him into a national brand while catering to business-minded conservatives who have ruled under outgoing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg called for eliminating the state's corporate income tax on Indiana-based businesses Wednesday as he continued to roll out his policy ideas ahead of November's election.
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence should take the high road and lay out his full agenda … because Hoosiers deserve to know how he would lead the state following eight years of sweeping reform under Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Andrew Phipps, a former aide to Republican Rep. Mike Pence, is joining the field for the congressional seat that Pence is giving up to run for governor.
In the race for governor, the campaign for establishment favorite Rep. Mike Pence also wants to claim the mantle of the people via door-knocking and phone-banking. But going grass-roots is far more expensive than in the past.
Democrat John Gregg's chances of winning the governor's office next year will likely hinge on whether President Barack Obama's supporters can work some of the same campaign magic they used in 2008 to turn Indiana a presidential blue for the first time in four decades.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence said Thursday he won't seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012 because he wants to focus on issues "closer to home" — a message some supporters are interpreting as his clearest sign yet that he'll run for Indiana governor.