Democrat John Gregg's campaign for governor wasted no time Wednesday targeting Republican opponent Mike Pence for living in Virginia the past 10 years while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Pence was first elected to Congress in 2000.
"Dick Lugar and Dave McIntosh haven't been the only Virginians running for office in Indiana," the ad says. "Mike Pence has lived in Virginia for 10 years."
It goes on to say later that "after living in Virginia for over a decade, Mike Pence is out of touch."
Pence and his wife own a home in Virginia, where his younger kids go to school. His oldest is at Purdue University. The couple also owns a home in Pence's hometown of Columbus. He is a bit cagey, however, on how much time he spends between Indiana and Washington D.C.
"I think it's very clear that Mike's an Indiana resident," said Christy Denault, spokesman for the Pence campaign, noting Pence and his wife vote in Indiana and own a home.
Lugar did not own a home in Indiana, instead staying at hotels when he visited. McIntosh rented a place in Anderson for his congressional run this year.
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