Republican Mike Pence engaged Democratic opponent John Gregg’s attacks more than in any previous debate during Thursday’s third and final meeting of the three gubernatorial hopefuls.
Pence has largely avoided going after Gregg, only engaging with him on a few points in the first two debates. But Thursday, Pence wasn’t shy about matching Gregg’s attacks with his own. The two sparred most over the federal government’s auto industry loans. Gregg struck first.
None of three men running for governor gave any new policy details in their second debate Wednesday night.
As in the first debate, Democrat John Gregg often referenced his bipartisan record as Speaker of the Indiana House. Libertarian Rupert Boneham stuck to his theme of promoting himself as not being a career politician, but a businessman trying to bring openness to state government. Republican Mike Pence cited his Roadmap for Indiana as the way to take the state from good to great.
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.