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Gubernatorial debate preview

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The third and final gubernatorial debate is set for Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Democrat John Gregg and Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, both want to be your next Governor and so far, the race is pretty tight.

Candidate John Gregg previewed what he will be discussing Tuesday, during Fort Wayne’s Morning News with Charly Butcher.  

“We’re one of the bottom five states when it comes to spending the public health dollars, which outta tell you a lot right there,” Gregg said. “We’ve also seen a great increase in that there are now seven counties that have needle exchange programs in Indiana because of the growing drug epidemic, which the Eric Holcomb’s team has done nothing to combat.”

Gregg went on to say why Hoosiers should vote John Gregg for Governor.

“I am the only candidate who has pledged to get rid of ISTEP testing, to stop the teaching of the test, my opponent says that, but he’s just really bringing it back with another name,” Gregg said. “I’m the only candidate to support full statewide universal pre-kindergarten. I’m the only candidate who has business experience.”

WOWO News then spoke to Lt. Governor Holcomb and asked why Hoosiers should cast their ballot for Holcomb.

“We ushered in some reforms that got the state turned around. We started living within in our means and now I am on Governor Pence’s watch, which I severe as Lieutenant Governor,” Holcomb said. “We are breaking record, after record, after record. We have more people working in the state of Indiana’s 200 year history today. We have a 4.5 percent unemployment rate, which is lower than the national average and we’re the number one manufacturing state.”

He then went on to tell WOWO News, how he feels about Tuesday’s debate.

“This is an unprecedented election cycle, in so many respects, and certainly it has been for me,” he said. “We started a campaign that was T-Minus 100 days and we’ve come a long way fast. (We) spotted my opponent a huge advantage, he’s been running for five or six years now straight. We have caught the completion and we are in the passing lane, so I feel good about the next few weeks.”

Tuesday’s debate will focus on health care and social issues. You can listen to the gubernatorial debate live on WOWO, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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