Mike Pence (left) and John Gregg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - New fundraising totals are in for the race for Indiana Governor, and the numbers show an advantage for Republican Mike Pence.
Pence, the current Sixth District Congressman, says his campaign raised $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2012. Democrat John Gregg has banked $584,570 during the quarter.
Pence’s total warchest far outweighs that of Gregg, $4.9 million to $1.5 million.
"This report reflects an investment from Hoosiers who want to help Mike build an even better Indiana," said Kyle Robertson, campaign manager. "More and more Hoosiers continue to be drawn to our positive campaign that is focused on economic growth and solutions. These financial resources and our grassroots organization will enable us to be competitive this election year," said Pence campaign manager Kyle Robertson.
Pence gathered donations from more than 4,600 individuals with 80 percent of the donations $100 or less.
Gregg’s campaign had over 1,400 individual contributions of which also 80 percent were $100 or less. Nearly 98 percent of his donations came from Indiana residents.
“I have been honored to receive contributions from Hoosiers of all stripes – Democrats, Independents and even a few Republicans,” said Gregg. “As I travel around the state, I see growing support from Hoosiers who want a governor who will work across the aisle to create jobs and opportunity, not a career politician who will bring his Washington ways to the Statehouse.”