Holcomb Gets Cash Boost From Pence Campaign
By Mike Perleberg
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Nearly $1.25 million is switching hands from Mike Pence’s Indiana gubernatorial campaign to new Republican candidate Eric Holcomb.
Holcomb’s gubernatorial campaign received the funds July 29 from Mike Pence’s state campaign committee, according to a state disclosure report filed Wednesday.
The infusion of money will be key in helping Holcomb build a statewide campaign. Democrat gubernatorial candidate John Gregg has been in the gubernatorial race since last year and reported $5.8 million cash on-hand at the end of the second quarter.
Pence’s campaign fund in Indiana had totaled $7.5 million. The first-term Republican governor relinquished his re-election bid last month in order to join Donald Trump on the GOP presidential ticket. It’s unclear if Pence’s campaign may make further contributions to that of Holcomb’s, his current lieutenant governor.
Holcomb, who last week chose Indiana Auditor Suzanne Crouch as his lieutenant governor running mate, has received Pence’s endorsement.
Holcomb will be in Lawrenceburg on Thursday. He has replaced Pence as the keynote speaker at the OKI Regional Council of Governments’ Annual Luncheon at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.