"Gov. Mike Pence is a conservative leader and dedicated public servant who always puts Indiana first," Cardwell said. "Under his leadership, our state's fiscal health is strong and we are outpacing the nation in job growth. In fact, more than 100,000 private sector jobs have been created since Pence took office. He also followed through on his promise to put education first this legislative session by making an historic investment in our children, teachers and schools. We are excited the governor will formally announce his plans to seek re-election during our annual Spring Dinner, and we look forward to hearing his ideas for the future of our great state."Carmel automobile dealer Bob Thomas has indicated he plans to run against Pence in next year's Republican primary. He's the guy who spent about $600,000 of his own money trying to beat former U.S. Rep. Mark Souder in the Third District's Republican primary in 2010 and lost by about 14 points. At one time, he had talked about running for Bayh's Senate seat in 2010 reclaimed by Dan Coats and later at a 2012 Republican primary challenge to Richard Lugar but passed on both races.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Pence To Formally Announce Re-Election Bid Next Month
Indiana State Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell released the following statement this evening regarding Gov. Mike Pence's plan to announce his bid for re-election at the party's spring dinner next month. My question is who decided Primo Banquet Hall was a good place to host the spring dinner?