We’ve had a busy day here at Indy Politics which began at 5:30 this morning on the set of RTV 6. We’re back at the computer right now getting ready for tonight’s final gubernatorial debate. A lot of stuff has shown up in our mailbox. Here’s what was in there…
The Richard Mourdock campaign continues to do damage control following this week’s debate and news conference. They released an e-mail from Libertarain Andy Horning who called on people upset with Mourdock not make a hasty judgment and vote for him.
Joe Donnelly is unveiling a new TV ad and also is also planning a trip to the Lugar Center for Rural Health Center tomorrow in Terre Haute. The ad doesn’t mention Mourdock’s abortion comments. However, this one from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee does. Donnelly also received the endorsement of the Louisville newspaper.
By the way, we’ll have an indepth analysis of this week’s fallout in tomorrow’s edition of the Cheat Sheet. We’ve been talking to Republicans from across the state to get their perspective.
In the wake of tonight’s gubernatorial debate, John Gregg’s campaign has released an internal poll showing them only 6 points behind Mike Pence. The poll of 701 likely voters shows Pence leading Gregg 44-38. Libertarian Rupert Boneham gets 6% and 12% are undecided. The poll does not show party breakdown nor geographic breakdown.
Pence is going a Red Truck tour over the next few days. He is hitting Waterloo, Warsaw, Kokomo, Bluffton and Peru.
Statehouse File columnist John Krull gives high marks to Todd Young and Shellie Yoder for their conduct and performance in the 9th CD debate.
5th CD Republican candidate Susan Brooks is unveiling her 3rd TV commercial. Libertarian candidate Chard Reid is about to hit the radio airwaves.
Stand for Children is holding a voter education and early voting rally Saturday in downtown Indianapolis.