Business executive drops out of Indiana gubernatorial race


Courtesy: MGN

(AP) – Longtime health care business executive Woody Myers is the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb as the only other expected candidate has dropped out of the race.

Tech business leader Josh Owens announced Wednesday his endorsement of Myers as he ended his candidacy two days ahead of Friday’s filing deadline for the May primary.

Holcomb has a big front-runner advantage while he seeks re-election and started this year with about $7.25 million in his campaign account.

Owens said in a statement that he believed Democrats needed to avoid a divisive primary.

Myers is a physician who was Indiana’s state health commissioner in the 1980s.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2020)

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