Pence names running mate in governor's race

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence has announced his pick for lieutenant governor.

If Pence wins Indiana's gubernatorial race, first term State Representative Sue Ellspermann will be his second in command.

Pence says Ellspermann has the business experience and understanding of state government that's needed to best serve Hoosiers.

She was raised in Ferdinand, Indiana and graduated from Purdue with a degree in industrial engineering.

To learn more about Ellspermann, click on the Big Red Bar.

She and Pence began a statewide tour Monday with a future stop planned for Elkhart.

Democratic challenger John Gregg immediately criticized Pence's choice.

He calls the pair a "Tea party ticket" that focuses on social issues rather than fighting for jobs and opportunities in Indiana.

Gregg hasn't yet named his running mate but he has until June 8 to do so.

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