The Indiana Republican State Central Committee has chosen Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb as the replacement for Mike Pence as the party’s nominee for governor.
John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party released the following statement:
“Eric Holcomb has sought three different public office positions in just one year, and each campaign has carried the same out-of-touch, ideological agenda that has set both middle-class Hoosiers and Indiana’s economy back. This includes RFRA, one of the most restrictive women’s health laws in the nation, and a state economy that has our workers’ incomes falling behind the rest of the country. Eric Holcomb is just another out-of-touch ideologue who will hurt the middle class and undermine Hoosier values.”
Democratic candidate for governor, John Gregg, released the following statement:
“I want to congratulate Eric Holcomb on this latest political appointment. While there may be a new name on the ballot, the issues remain the same. For too many Hoosier families, wages aren’t keeping up and the good paying jobs we are losing aren’t being replaced. Eric Holcomb wholeheartedly embraced the failed approach that embarrassed our state, cost us jobs and has left the middle class behind. My economic plan sets our state on a new path forward, one that puts jobs and the middle class first.”
Republican US Senate candidate Todd Young released the following statement:
“Hoosiers should be proud to have Eric Holcomb as their Republican choice for Governor this fall. I’ve known Eric for years, and can attest to his dedication to serving our state. There is a clear contrast in this gubernatorial race between the policies that have made Indiana the economic envy of the nation, and the empty rhetoric and failed policies of the Evan Bayh-John Gregg era that bankrupted our state, and Eric Holcomb is well-positioned to highlight those differences.”
From Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) on Twitter: