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Pence files ballot petitions

Supporters of GOP Congressman Mike Pence gathered at the Indiana Government Center on Monday to show off more than 13,000 signatures to officially put him on the ballot for the governor's race.

It is about three times as many as are required.

The news conference involved stacks of white boxes with county names in black lettering. Then Pence -- surrounded by more than 50 supporters -- walked up the street to surround the boxes in a bit of political theater.

Pence promised a positive, issue-oriented campaign about Indiana's future that will be people-centered. And he noted his campaign will be "in the city" and "on the farm."

"We know this is not about us," he said, standing beside his wife. "This is not our moment. This is Indiana's moment."

Others running for the office -- Republican Jim Wallace and Democrat John Gregg -- have until Friday to file their petitions.

Gregg's campaign said he will file at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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