Greg Pence Files To Run For GOP Nomination In 6th District
By Mike Perleberg
Greg Pence has filed to run for the Republican nomination for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District in the May 8, 2018 primary election.
(Columbus, Ind.) – The brother of Vice President Mike Pence has filed to run for election in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
Greg Pence wants to represent southeastern Indiana in Washington. He filed his official paperwork Monday with the Indiana Secretary of State seeking the Republican nomination in the May 8, 2018 primary election.
“I am ready to serve, again!,” said Pence, a Columbus resident. “In 1979, I signed up to join the Marine Corps in my hometown of Columbus. Today, I have the same calling to serve my community as a United States Congressman.”
The filing is no surprise for a candidate who last October revealed his intentions to get elected to the congressional seat once held by his brother.
Also not surprisingly, Pence is pledging to advance the Trump-Pence agenda “to grow the economy, protect our borders and provide for our fighting men and women – both during and after their service.” His announcement says he is “an unwaveringly pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and faith-driven conservative whose roots in the Sixth District date back nearly sixty years.”
According to the latest campaign finance reports filed last week, Greg Pence has raised more than $565,000 since staring his campaign in October. He has about $436,000 cash-on-hand for his campaign. In addition to contributions from House Republican leaders and current 6th District Congressman Luke Messer, Mike Pence’s political action committee has donated $5,400.
Another candidate who has previously filed to run for the GOP nomination is Muncie businessman Jonathan Lamb, who has about $468,000 in his warchest. Unlike Pence, most of Lamb’s fundraising – about $550,000 – is from a personal loan to his campaign.
Richmond businessman Thomas Ferkinhoff, a Batesville native, has also filed to run in the Republican primary in the 6th District.
The filing deadline for candidates planning to run in the May 8 primary election in Indiana is Friday, February 9 at noon.