With a week left till Election Day, Republican Governor Mitch Daniels is trying to push some republican mayoral candidates across the goal line. Daniels has largely stayed on the sidelines of this year‘s elections until now.
He joined Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard for a Tuesday campaign rally, and says he will be combining some official travel with appearances on behalf of other candidates.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says he is “honored” by Daniels’ support.
“Governor Daniels has set a great example for how government can and should live within its means,” Ballard says. “He has brought a common-sense approach to governing our state, and because of it, we have companies moving here, families moving here, and a stronger state economy overall.”
Daniels is making stops Tuesday and Wednesday on behalf of mayors Wayne Seybold of Marion and John Dennis of Muncie, and for Fort Wayne Republican Paula Hughes, who is trying to unseat Democratic Mayor Tom Henry.
The governor says he has appeared at some private campaign events as well. Radio ads he recorded on Ballard’s behalf hit the airwaves this week.