Gov. Eric Holcomb’s challengers – Democrat Dr. Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater – were on the attack in the last gubernatorial debate before Election Day.
Hoosier voters got their chance Tuesday to hear the candidates’ views on a wide range of topics – everything from marijuana legalization and redistricting reform to racial inequity and broadband access.
Holcomb’s strategy: stay the course.
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“We have bounced back. Again, I just mentioned the 26,000 jobs that have come in this year, the $4.9 billion in [capital expenditure]," Holcomb said. "Indiana remains the no. 1 manufacturing [state] in the country, per capita.”
Myers’s primary angle of attack was that Holcomb hasn’t done enough to address the state’s challenges – like with COVID-19.
“We now have about 1,700 people in the hospital in the state, virtually a new record," Myers said. "There’s a lot more to do and right now, we’re not getting the response that we need from state government to get it done.”
Rainwater didn’t hold back – he opened fire on Holcomb from the first minutes of the debate.
“You need to ask yourself as a Hoosier, ‘Am I getting better economically?" Rainwater said. "Is what the governor is talking about helping me, personally, and my family?’”
More than 1 million Hoosiers have already cast their ballot. Election Day is Nov. 3.