Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pelath Says He Won't Run for Governor

Despite intriguing speculation by Indiana political guru Brian Howey ("a ticket of some combination of Ritz and Pelath could be hard to resist"), House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says he will not participate in a contested primary for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination because a "free-for-all primary" would damage the party's chances to defeat incumbent governor Mike Pence. He says he will stay focused on legislative progress: “We have very pressing problems in Indiana. We need a new direction. We have an image we have to repair. That’s going to take a team and there’s plenty of work to go around.” Read more about Pelath's decision not to run here.