FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana’s only declared candidate in the 2024 governor’s race begins his 92 county listening tour today, but not before sitting down with WANE 15.
Eric Doden sent a message to potential Republican candidates with his first report to the Indiana Election Division. He raised nearly $1 million to signal this race will likely be expensive and he will be able to compete in any ad war across Indiana’s multiple TV markets. But will voters respond to his message?
Doden does not like mandates from the state. “I don’t really think government should be mandating things,” he starts. “I think government’s role is to educate.” He says he would not have imposed a statewide mask mandate to curb COVID-19 but would have allowed cities and counties to require Hoosiers to mask up if they determined a local need.