NewsPublic Affairs / October 31, 2016

Gregg And Hale Kick Off Campaign's Final Week With Bus Tour

The statewide bus tour will make 54 stops in eight days.Election 2016, John Gregg2016-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
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Gregg And Hale Kick Off Campaign's Final Week With Bus Tour

Christina Hale speaks to a crowd in Bedford while, behind her from left to right, Gregg, former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, Democratic Party chair John Zody and 9th Congressional District Democratic candidate Shelli Yoder look on.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and his running mate Christina Hale kicked off the final week of the campaign with a statewide bus tour.

The tour began in Gregg’s hometown of Sandborn. It will cover 54 stops in eight days.

Gregg says, in addition to promoting his policy plans, the message of the tour is enthusiasm.

“We’re not overconfident but we’re enthused,” Gregg says.

At a stop in Bloomington, Gregg walked around IU’s Memorial Stadium ahead of the Hoosiers football game.

Gregg: “Hey folks, how’s everybody doing?”
First Tailgater: “Happy to say I’ve already voted for you.”
Gregg: “Well thank you, I appreciate that. Hi.”
Second tailgater: “And I plan to.”
Gregg: “Well thank you – John Gregg, proud IU alumnus.”

Back on the bus, campaigning includes phone calls to supporters  made by Gregg and others  including Democratic Party chair John Zody, former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill and Lt. Gov. candidate Christina Hale.

Hale says this is one of the first opportunities she and Gregg have had to campaign together.

“You can’t just keep broadcasting out messaging and social media, you’ve got to talk to people,” Hale says. “So I try to help him contact as many people on a really human level as I possibly can.”

More Democrats with Gregg on the tour include Evan Bayh, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and State Superintendent Glenda Ritz.



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