INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mike Pence has a significant campaign cash advantage over Democrat John Gregg in the race for Indiana governor, and the Republican incumbents for attorney general and state superintendent also lead their Democratic challengers in fundraising.
According to campaign finance reports released Monday, Pence raised $2.9 million between July 1 and Sept. 30. Gregg took in $1 million during the same period.
Overall, Pence has received $12.75 million in campaign donations from 9,740 donors and has $1.8 million left to spend ahead of Election Day, Nov. 6.
"We are grateful to have the continued outpouring of support from Hoosiers in all corners of the state as we enter the final weeks of the campaign," said Kyle Robertson, Pence's campaign manager.
Gregg's overall fundraising totals $5.1 million and the former Indiana House speaker has $500,000 left to spend.
"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 bipartisan cooperation to every corner of the state, and today's report shows that the message is resonating with voters throughout Indiana."
According to the campaigns, 97 percent of Gregg donations have come from Hoosiers, compared to 79 percent of the donations to Pence, a six-term congressman.
In the other statewide races on the ballot this year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett raised $1.2 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 and has $1 million cash on hand. Democrat Glenda Ritz raised $226,129 in the same period and has $42,061 remaining.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller took in $336,847 in the third quarter of the year and has $423,465 to spend. Democrat Kay Fleming raised $16,927 and has $1,741 left.