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On the Campaign Trail

Governor Holcomb’s Campaign Files 9,000+ Petition Signatures Statewide

Campaign Files Signatures in All 92 Counties to Gain
Ballot Placement for Reelection

INDIANAPOLIS – This week, Governor Eric Holcomb’s campaign filed more than 9,000 petition signatures at courthouses and government offices in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. The signatures, filed on Wednesday and Thursday, will earn Governor Holcomb a place on the 2020 election ballot for reelection.

“Governor Holcomb is working to serve Hoosiers everywhere every single day, and so is his campaign. Our team of volunteers, county coordinators and field staff are out in every county and every corner of Indiana,” said Kyle Hupfer, Eric Holcomb for Indiana campaign manager. “We’re organized, mobilized and energized to keep Indiana’s momentum rolling. It started with collecting ballot petition signatures in rapid time, and now we’re taking that same energy to the next stage of the campaign.”

To make a gubernatorial primary ballot in Indiana, candidates are required to collect 500 signatures from registered voters in each of Indiana’s nine congressional districts. These signatures must be turned into county Clerk of Circuit Courts across Indiana between January 8 and February 4, 2020, and the local clerks then must certify the signatures as valid. Once all signatures are certified, the candidate must then file for office with the Indiana Secretary of State.

This announcement comes as polling continues to show strong support for Governor Holcomb throughout Indiana. Internal polling shows Governor Holcomb with an impressive statewide approval rating at 61 percent.

Governor Holcomb’s campaign and the Indiana Republican Party both finished the 2017 and 2018 calendar years with record cash-on-hand balances, and both broke mid-year records with the most recent filing period that ended in June 2019. Final cash-on-hand numbers for 2019 will be announced next week.

Below, please see photos available for publication of the Holcomb campaign team filing signatures statewide:

Ashley Smith, regional field director for the Holcomb campaign, files ballot petition signatures for Governor Holcomb in Hancock County.

Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer, who also serves as Governor Holcomb’s campaign manager, files more than 1,400 ballot petition signatures in Marion County for Governor Holcomb.

Drake Abramson, a field organizer for the Holcomb campaign, shakes hands with an employee in the Johnson County Clerk’s Office while filing ballot petition signatures for Governor Holcomb.

Mark Tieken, the Hendricks County coordinator for the campaign, filed ballot petition signatures for Governor Holcomb in Clinton County.