|Indiana Governor's Office|
Those 22 folks are the Indiana GOP Central Committee, and they have four candidates to choose from when they meet back here in Indy on Tuesday. The vote will be by secret ballot.
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb, U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita, and State Senator Jim Tomes are the four names in the hat.
According to Tully's reading of the situation, Brooks is the frontrunner followed very closely by Holcomb. Rokita and Tomes are the also-rans.
His reading is very close to mine. I flip Brooks and Holcomb, but I think one of those top two will be the nominee, and I think it will be close.
I've heard that Holcomb enters that meeting with nine solid votes. One of those votes is Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel. The Times of Northwest Indiana's Dan Carden noticed this tweet by Noel.
In related news, @LGHolcomb seems only to need 11 more votes to replace @mike_pence as Republican #INGov nominee https://t.co/eI3kXx9H10— Dan Carden (@nwi_DanCarden) July 21, 2016
So, that's one solid vote for Holcomb if you're counting votes. We'll see how this one breaks down over the next few days.
Also: This is a secret ballot of 22 insiders and many are conflicted and even changing minds. Vote counts today mean little.— Matthew Tully (@matthewltully) July 21, 2016
As far as John Gregg's campaign goes, he's still up on the air with ads and is moving forward. He rolled out his education plan in this spot.
By the way, I'll post my final thoughts about the Republican National Convention on Friday.