Karen Tallian Out Of Governor's Race
A second Democratic candidate is leaving the 2016 Indiana governor’s race. In a statement released Monday, State Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) says she is withdrawing and now supports John Gregg. Gregg was the 2012 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and is the only announced candidate left in the race.
In an interview with Indiana Public Broadcasting earlier this year, Tallian said because her senate seat wasn’t up for election in 2016, she could make a run for governor with “nothing to lose.”
State schools superintendent Glenda Ritz withdrew her candidacy for governor earlier this month and has also endorsed Gregg.
Former Evan Bayh Chief of Staff Tom Sugar – who says he’ll decide within the next month whether to run -- and Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott have also been rumored as possible Democratic challengers to Gregg.