Dems see chance as Gregg narrows gap to single digits in gov’s race
By TOM LoBIANCO November 1, 2012 4:19PM
Updated: November 1, 2012 10:49PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats see a glimmer of hope in the Indiana governor’s race that once looked like a runaway for Republican Mike Pence.
Democrat John Gregg has begun tying Pence to Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, whose candidacy is in jeopardy following remarks he made last week that a pregnancy resulting from rape is something “God intended.”
The Democratic Governors Association has donated $295,000 to the Gregg campaign over the past week, and Believe in Indiana, a Democratic-aligned super PAC, has spent $530,000 on ads hitting Pence on the abortion issue.
Partisan polling from both Democrats and Republicans has shown Pence’s one-time 18-point lead over Gregg dropping to single digits. But Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault says the campaign is “comfortable with the lead we’ve established.”