Ritz raises far less than Gregg, Pence in governor’s race

By Max Bomber

INDIANAPOLIS – Democrat John Gregg raised more money than any other gubernatorial candidate the first half of the year, but incumbent Republican Mike Pence has far more cash on hand to start the campaign.

Gregg raised nearly $1.8 million in the six-month reporting period, with Pence a close second with $1.6 million, according to reports filed with the Indiana Election Division. However Pence has more than twice as much money on hand as Gregg.

Meanwhile, state Superintendent Glenda Ritz – who last month launched her gubernatorial campaign – raised less than $31,000 during the period.

Combined with some spending during the past six months, Ritz finished the cycle with about $112,000 in her campaign account – less than she had when the period started.

Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, raised about $23,000 but most of it came from her Senate campaign account.

Max Bomber is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.

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