John Gregg out raises Mike Pence in June


New campaign fundraising numbers in the Indiana governor’s race show that Democratic candidate John Gregg has raised more money than incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

Gregg raised $1.76 million through June 30, about $125,000 more than the $1.63 million collected by Pence.  Gregg received a handful of $100,000 to $200,000 donations from regional and national labor unions.

Laura Albright, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis, says the relatively small difference should concern the governor. She says it’s especially rare that a Democratic challenger in a primarily Republican state would raise more money than the incumbent.

But Pence has over $4.2 million in his campaign coffers, compared to over $1.8 million for Gregg.