On The Trail

Feb | 08

News from Monday’s Filing

On Monday, Mike filed more than 13,000 petition signatures from Hoosiers in all 92 counties to secure a place on the ballot for the May 8th primary. Below is a sample of some of the news coverage from this major milestone for the campaign:

AP: Indiana gubernatorial candidates gear up

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence turned in more than 13,000 signatures from supporters to get his name on the statewide ballot for governor. Pence and about 100 supporters walked 92 boxes of signatures Monday morning to the Indiana Elections Division. "Today, I'm going to make it official," he said to cheers outside the Indiana Government Center South in downtown. "I am seeking the Republican nomination for governor of the state of Indiana."

Indianapolis Star: Front-runner Pence is first to turn in signatures to get on ballot

Standing next to his wife, Karen, Pence said Monday that he plans a positive, issues-oriented campaign. Pence said he wants to bring a "common-sense and common values" approach to the office. And he wants to build upon the work of Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is in his eighth and final year as governor. "It is going to be a people-centered campaign that will carry our message for an even better Indiana to the four corners of the state," Pence said. "And we will be carrying our message to every community, in the city and on the farm."

WIBC: Pence Files Petitions for Gubernatorial Bid

Pence led a brigade of supporters in carrying 92 boxes, one for each county, into the Indiana Election Division office. He boasts he collected nearly triple the required 45-hundred signatures.

Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana gov hopefuls get ready for ballot

As supporters crowded behind him, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence dropped off boxes containing 13,000 petition signatures to get himself onto the ballot for the Indiana governor's race. That made him the first candidate to file for the governor's race. "We're going to have to have a governor that's willing to stand up to the avalanche of federal red tape and government programs that are stifling our economy and stifling our growth," he said.

WSCH 99.3 FM: Mike Pence Makes Gubernatorial Run Official

It was no surprise that Mike Pence would file to run for Indiana's next governor.The current Sixth District Congressman has been campaigning and vocally promoting himself since announcing his intentions last May. What was a surprise, however, was the overwhelming number of petitions Pence brought with him to the Secretary of State's Election Division office at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis on Monday.