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The Indiana Democratic Party launched a website Thursday dedicated to attacking Republican Congressman Mike Pence’s legislative record as the conservative lawmaker’s gubernatorial bid accelerates.

Last week, Pence made his candidacy official when he submitted the necessary petition signatures to run in the May 8 GOP primary. Dubbed “The Mike Pence Show,” the site’s first episode focuses on the congressman’s positions on the debt ceiling and the federal government shutdown last year.

Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker says the site is meant to hold Pence accountable for his decade in Washington.

“Congressman Pence is part of the problem in Washington: He spouts off the latest partisan talking points but accomplishes little. He’s been trying to rewrite that do-nothing record in his bid for Indiana governor, but we’re not going to let him get away with it,” he says.

Pence is running against businessman Jim Wallace in the Republican primary. Democrat John Gregg is running unopposed in the primary.