“But I still feel like we’re just getting started. We’re going to continue to offer more opportunity to more Hoosiers. This is how we’ll take Indiana to the next level.”
That message has resonated with seemingly every organization and interest group in the state, ranging from the first Republican gubernatorial endorsement by the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council, to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, to the National Rifle Association and Indiana Right to Life.
“We’re a strong, resilient group of Hoosiers and there’s no challenge we can’t overcome when we come together,” Holcomb said. “What brings us together is so much stronger than anything, including a pandemic, that could ever tear us apart.”
Women, minorities key Myers issue
Dr. Woody Myers, a former state health commissioner and the Democratic nominee for governor, sees a different Indiana, an Indiana where too many Hoosiers, including women and minorities, aren’t sharing in the largess envisioned by Holcomb.
“Before COVID-19, Hoosier women were already ranked 49th in the nation when it came to economic status, with women making only 75 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts,” Myers said. “As governor, I will do much more to give Hoosier women and their families long-term solutions to address the disparities they face every day.”
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