Fourth Candidate Enters GOP Gubernatorial Fray

Posted On July 22, 2016

By Mike Perleberg


State Senator Jim Tomes became the fourth candidate seeking to become the Republican nominee for Indiana governor Thursday, June 21.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A fourth candidate has entered the ring of those seeking to become Indiana Republicans’ choice for governor.

A state senator from southwestern Indiana has become the fourth Republican seeking to replace Governor Mike Pence on the November ballot…

State Senator Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) has filed paperwork with state election officials to be considered by the Indiana Republican State Committee to replace Governor Mike Pence on the November ballot.

Tomes is a six-year state senator with very conservative views. In an announcement to the state committee, he talks about his pro-life stance, his believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and support of gun rights.

The state committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday, July 26 on filling the vacancy left by Pence after he became Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate.

Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and U.S. representatives Susan Brooks (IN-4) and Todd Rokita (IN-6) are the other candidates who have been in the running since last week.

On Thursday, a couple local officeholders endorsed Holcomb for governor.


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