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Indiana Governor Candidates Summarize Views

It is up to the Indiana Election Commission to decide whether a candidate should be on the ballot in May's primary election.

Hoosiers will choose from among three candidates to succeed Republican Governor Mitch Daniels.

Republican Mike Pence is calling for a renewed emphasis on vocational education in Indiana schools to give employers a better-trained hiring pool, and for a 10-percent across-the-board cut in the income tax. He says that would give consumers more to spend while helping the 90-percent of Indiana businesses who pay taxes on the individual return.

Democrat John Gregg is emphasizing his record of working with a Republican Senate as Indiana House speaker. He charges Pence‘s emphasis on the economy is just a cover for what he contends is Pence‘s true interest which is social issues.

Gregg notes he and Pence are both anti-abortion, but he blasts Pence for leading an effort in Congress to ban federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Gregg has proposed corporate income tax credits for all Indiana-based firms, or for out-of-state firms in selected areas such as advanced manufacturing.

Libertarian Rupert Boneham says Daniels has centralized too many government functions that should be returned to the local level.

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