Gregg says naming Hale as his running mate was a governing decision, not a political one, and that her gender wasn’t a factor.
Both parties have nominated a woman for Lt. Gov. in every election since 2004. Republicans will break that streak this year with Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Experts say the intensified exposure to political issues and candidates could impact what happens in November.
Without last minute support from a national group, Pence would’ve been outraised by nearly two-to-one.
The Republican incumbent raised about $3.5 million dollars in the last six months, nearly as much as Gregg raised in all of 2015.
Indiana Democrats appear to have locked up John Gregg as their nominee for governor as challengers have fallen away in recent weeks.
Sen. Karen Tallian's decision leaves John Gregg as the sole Democrat still in the race for governor.
Ritz raised just $30,000 in the last six months and has about $112,000 cash on hand – less than she started the year with.
Former House Speaker John Gregg managed to out-fundraise the incumbent through June by a little more than $100,000.
Animosity over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Pence administration’s support for the measure has split the state.