Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock says he doesn’t think the upcoming debates between him and his two opponents will get nearly as many viewers as his debate with Senator Richard Lugar in the May primary. But with the race among the closest in the state, it’s possible there could be more interest than he realizes.
Several polls in recent weeks all show Mourdock and Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly within just a few percentage points of each other in the race. Mourdock says he hopes the debates will garner enough attention to have an impact on the campaign.
First Indiana gubernatorial debate Oct. 10 between Mike Pence (R), John Gregg (D) and Rupert Boneham (L).
Gubernatorial candidates Mike Pence and John Gregg briefly launched attacks on each other’s records during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate. However, none of the candidates used the forum to say things they haven’t already said.
The debate featured questions from Hoosier voters on topics ranging from education, college affordability, the Affordable Care Act and the role of unions. Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham all repeated ideas and positions they’ve been talking about throughout the campaign.