Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker issued the following statement in response to Rep. Mike Pence’s gubernatorial campaign kickoff today”
“We welcome Congressman Pence back to Indiana from Washington, D.C., where he made his first campaign announcement by phone and has spent the last decade pandering to the extreme wing of his party.
“We hope that in the brief time he’s back in Indiana, he has a chance to talk to some Hoosiers about the problems they’re facing: finding good-paying jobs, getting access to affordable health care and educating their children.
“Perhaps Congressman Pence will go back to Washington and think carefully before he votes to cut Medicare or grandstands on divisive social issues instead of focusing on economic development and job creation.
“Our next governor is going to inherit the kind of problems that require complex, thoughtful solutions. You can’t run a state on talking points and tenderloins, and folks need to carefully consider which candidate will be able to unite our state, work across the aisle and embrace an agenda that puts jobs and the economy first.
“That candidate is not Mike Pence.”