Gregg To Make Lt. Gov. Pick Tuesday
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Gregg plans to announce his selection for Lieutenant Governor Tuesday, just a day after Republican Mike Pence named his.
An e-mail from Gregg’s campaign said he will make his choice on Tuesday. A press conference is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse.
The Indianapolis Star reports sources say Gregg’s pick will be Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson (D-Ellettsville).
Simpson has served in the state Senate since 1984.
On Monday, Pence announced via social media that freshman State Representative Sue Ellspermann (R-Ferdinand) would be his running mate.
Following Pence’s announcement Monday, reporters asked Ellspermann why she voted on a Democrat ballot in the 2008 presidential primary.
“This was a personal decision as a Hoosier and as an American,” she said.
Ellspermann would not disclose who she voted for between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.