Indy Star: In Holcomb, Pence gains “an experienced attack dog”
INDIANAPOLIS – One day after Mike Pence kicked out Sue Ellspermann as lieutenant governor – who does he replace her with? Eric Holcomb, a political hack who would say and do literally anything to support out-of-touch candidates and issues.
But don’t take our word for it. When it comes to Eric Holcomb and his paper trail of backroom, behind-closed-door dealings, it stretches far and wide in the history of Hoosier politics.
|SHOT: Friendly PAC Would Raise Funds For TV Ads And Point Out Holcomb’s Positions On Not Shutting Down Government, Support Of LGBT Community, And Less Extreme Immigration Policy. [Indianapolis Star, 11/9/15]
CHASER: Holcomb flip-flopped when he said he agreed with Pence’s message on LGBT rights – “I think the governor struck the right tone in his State of the State address,” Holcomb said. [Indianapolis Star, 2.9.16]
|Richard Mourdock||After 2012 Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock said “God Intended” Rape, Holcomb stood by his man, and said “full steam ahead.” [Portland Press Herald, 24 October 2012].|
|Negative Campaigning||SHOT: Holcomb said candidates should “refuse to go negative.” [“Leading the Revolution” p 127]
CHASER: Holcomb Ad Used Inflammatory Accusation That Opponent John Frenz Supported Taxpayer Money To Study Pornography, Bestiality And Pedophilia Citing Budget Vote. [Indianapolis Star, 11/8/00]
|Questionable Ethics||Democratic Candidate For Sheriff Steve Bell Accused Daniels Administration Official David Thomas Of Offering Him A Seat On The Indiana Parole Board, At Holcomb’s Request, If Bell Dropped His Political Plans. [Indianapolis Star, 3/8/06]
Thomas Admitted He Discussed The Parole Board Job With Bell And Told Him To Contact Holcomb If Interested. [Indianapolis Star, 3/8/06]
|Courting Donors for Daniels’ Presidential Run||Holcomb arranged dinners at Governor’s Residence for Daniels to entertain potential presidential campaign donors. [|