Republican Mike Pence (left), Democrat John Gregg (center), and Libertarian Rupert Boneham.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Money was donated to Mike Pence’s campaign for Indiana governor at nearly triple the pace of John Gregg’s in the third quarter.
Pence, the Republican nominee for governor, reported Monday just over $2.9 million raised for the reporting period July 1 through September 30. An e-mail from the gubernatorial frontrunner – in both fundraising and many polls – said the campaign has $1.81 million cash on hand, with $2.3 million in television ads through Election Day paid in full.
The campaign for Gregg, a former speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, says the Democrat has the money to run a successful campaign with a little more than $1 million raised in the third quarter.
"I continue to be honored and humbled by the support that Hoosiers have given my campaign," Gregg said. "I have taken my message of creating jobs, strengthening education and bi-partisan cooperation to every corner of the state, and today's report shows that the message is resonating with voters throughout Indiana."
Pence said his campaign now counts 9,740 donors with 78.8 percent of the donations from Hoosiers, but Gregg boasted a higher percent of in-state contributions at 97 percent.
Third quarter campaign contributions for Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Rupert Boneham were not available at the time of publication.