John Gregg http://wfpl.org en GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor http://wfpl.org/post/gop-candidate-pence-elected-indiana-governor <p>Republican Mike Pence has been elected governor of Indiana.&nbsp;</p><p>Pence is a current six-term U.S. Congressman who represents the district east of Indianapolis. He ran against former Indiana House speaker John Gregg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who was once a contestant on the reality show “Survivor.”</p><p>The race was tighter than initially expected, with Gregg and Pence virtually neck-in-neck all evening.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 03:10:47 +0000 Erica Peterson 2377 at http://wfpl.org GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor Indiana Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate Tonight in Zionsville http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gubernatorial-hopefuls-debate-tonight-zionsville <P>Indiana's three candidates for governor are making final preparations for the first of their three debates tonight.<p> <P>Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are set to square off in an hour-long debate in Zionsville.<p> <P>All three candidates have promised to cut taxes and support job creation and education if elected governor next month. But Pence has established himself as the front-runner with a large cash advantage that helped him dominate Indiana's airwaves.<p> <P>The next governor will have to deal with a mixed bag from term-limited Gov. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:30:25 +0000 The Associated Press 1957 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate Tonight in Zionsville Democratic Candidate Makes Pence, Akin Connection http://wfpl.org/post/democratic-candidate-makes-pence-akin-connection <p>Social issues are becoming the focus of the Indiana gubernatorial race.</p><p>Democrat John Gregg has released a new television ad targeting Republican opponent Mike Pence over pay equity for women and access to Planned Parenthood’s preventative health programs. In 2011, <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49830.html">Pence led the fight to to cut funding for the group.</a></p><p>Watch the ad:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GV1VdQjGgSg" frameborder="0" height="360" width="540"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:41:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1413 at http://wfpl.org Pence Holds Commanding Lead Over Gregg in New Poll http://wfpl.org/post/pence-holds-commanding-lead-over-gregg-new-poll <p>In the Indiana gubernatorial race, a new poll shows Republican Mike Pence leading Democrat John Gregg by an 18-point margin.</p><p>The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released the survey Thursday showing that among 600 likely voters, Pence has 50 percent while Gregg is being backed by 32 percent in the fall election. Polling also shows Libertarian candidate Rupert Boneham with about 3 percent support, and that 15 percent of Hoosier voters are still undecided.</p><p>Pence campaign spokeswoman Christy Denault says they haven’t focused on the poll numbers, but instead on touting their platform.</p><p>"Mike has a vision for how to make this a state that works, we’re focused on jobs and education," she says. "We have a whole slate of policy rollouts already scheduled and we’re going to keep rolling out our ideas so that the people of Indiana get an idea who Mike Pence is and what he will do should he become governor of this great state."</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:59:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1341 at http://wfpl.org Gregg Unveils First Campaign Ad http://wfpl.org/post/gregg-unveils-first-campaign-ad <p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg unveiled his first campaign television ad Tuesday that highlights his small town roots.</font></p><p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The 30-second spot features the former state House speaker criticizing political advertisements and instead talks about his longtime friends from his hometown of Sandborn, Indiana.</font></p><p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Gregg tells the story of a friend who caught cancer and moved in with others, adding he wants to keep Indiana &quot;a place where people look out for each other. </font></p><p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Watch below:</font></p><p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9uMT9YrEZiI" width="540"></iframe></font></p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:58:36 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1309 at http://wfpl.org New Pence Ad Focuses on Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/new-pence-ad-focuses-jobs <p><span><span style="">Indiana </span></span><span style="">Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence launched his latest television ad Monday, which focused on bringing jobs to the state.</span><span style="">&nbsp; </span></p><p style=""><span>The 30-second spot features Pence </span><span>recounting to a crowd of supporters how he found himself out of work as a young man with a new family. </span>It doesn&#39;t contain specific proposal to attract new businesses, but emphasizes that bringing new jobs to Indiana is a chief priority.</p><p style=""><span>&quot;I want Indiana to be known everywhere as the state that works, with better jobs, bigger paychecks and unlimited opportunities,&quot; he says in the ad.</span></p><p style="">Check it out:</p><p style=""><span><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Vqa-HuOaICQ" width="540"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p style=""> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:43:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1094 at http://wfpl.org Pence Leads Gregg in Fundraising http://wfpl.org/post/pence-leads-gregg-fundraising <p>In the Indiana governor&#39;s race, Republican Congressman Mike Pence is ahead of Democrat John Gregg in fundraising totals by $2.5 million.</p><p>Pence reported raising $3 million in the second quarter, which gives the GOP contender over $5.5 million in cash on hand. Gregg, a former Indiana House speaker, garnered around $1.8 million and has $3 million in his campaign coffers.</p><p>The Pence campaign has been running television ads since May and it highlighted the number of Indiana contributors .</p><p>&quot;Mike Pence will continue to take his vision for making Indiana the state that works to Hoosiers through grassroots meetings, policy announcements and television,&quot; campaign manager Kyle Robertson said in a news release. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:59:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1024 at http://wfpl.org Gregg Maintains Attacks on Pence Over Health Care, 9/11 Comparison http://wfpl.org/post/gregg-maintains-attacks-pence-over-health-care-911-comparison <p>In the Indiana governor&#39;s race, Democrat John Gregg is continuing to bash Republican Mike Pence over controversial remarks <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/pence-compares-health-care-ruling-911-attacks">comparing the Supreme Court&#39;s health care ruling to the terror attacks</a> of September 11.</p><p>The Gregg campaign is touting an interview Pence did with a local television station in Indianapolis, which asked him to clarify his original comment. But the congressman refuses to tell reporters what the initial remarks were.</p><p>Check it out:</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:43:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 916 at http://wfpl.org