According to media reports, Mike Pence is on the verge of naming his candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Pence has until May 25 to name his running mate. Who will it be? Well, no one really knows. Typically one tries to balance the ticket either ideologically or geographically. That would mean a moderate Republican from Northern Indiana or Central Indiana. Since there are really no moderate Republicans left, it likely will be a double down on the far right conservative. Wouldn't want to anger the Tea Party!
Unfortunately, Pence has been light on the details of really anything so far. We are in the awkward position of having his first ad on the air as well as his Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate named BEFORE we actually have an idea on anything he wants to do.
John Gregg got some press yesterday by announcing he wanted to cut corporate taxes for businesses that choose the State of Indiana to base themselves. Gregg would also need a Northern Indiana or Central Indiana Democrat to fit the traditional mold of ticket balance. My nominee would be someone like State Rep. Jeb Bardon, a father and a small business owner who is very popular. I really have no idea who he will pick.
Rupert Boneham already has his running mate for the Libertarians in restaurateur Brad Klopfenstein.
We'll see soon who Pence picks.