Candidates for Governor Aren't Very Specific at First Debate
The three candidates for governor stuck to generalities in Zionsville in their first of three debates. Republican Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg talked up their experience and principles, but offered few details on the plans they've rolled out during the campaign. Pence repeated his proposal for an income tax cut and a freeze on regulation. Gregg emphasized his record of working with a Republican Senate as House Speaker. He did offer one new idea, saying the state should look at a college tuition freeze. Libertarian Rupert Boneham emphasized his nonpolitical background, and called for less emphasis on standardized tests and a repeal of the state's right-to-work law. The candidates meet again next Wednesday in South Bend.