(INDIANAPOLIS) – Governor Eric Holcomb ended the first fundraising period of 2019 in a record-setting financial position. Governor Holcomb ended June with more than $6 million in the bank ($6.03 million), a historic figure that surpasses any previous Indiana governor’s cash-on-hand at the midpoint of his third year in office.
His campaign account, combined with the accounts of Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Republican Party, ended June with $7.23 million cash-on-hand. This total is more than any previous combined total at this point in a gubernatorial election cycle.
This impressive achievement includes the Indiana Republican Party’s reported $1.015 million cash-on-hand. Following Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch’s historic $1 million transfer of funds from her campaign account to Eric Holcomb for Indiana, Lt. Governor Crouch ended June with $185,000 cash on hand. Lt. Governor Crouch’s $1 million transfer marks the first time in Indiana history a lieutenant governor has both raised and transferred a seven-figure sum.
“I think it’s safe to say Hoosiers are seeing a trend from Governor Eric Holcomb,” said Kyle Hupfer, treasurer of the Eric Holcomb for Indiana campaign. “After posting record fundraising numbers and earning a sky-high approval rating at the end of 2018, Governor Holcomb is at it again at the end of another fundraising period. Hoosiers have placed Governor Holcomb in a historic position because of his people-focused approach to leading our state and because of the unprecedented results that approach is delivering across the state.”
This news follows 2018’s fundraising record when Governor Holcomb’s campaign account, Lt. Governor Crouch’s campaign account and the Indiana Republican Party ended the calendar year with $5.745 million in the bank. This was more than the previous combined total at the end of an Indiana governor’s second year in office.
On Saturday, Governor Holcomb is making a major announcement at the historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, which was featured in the 1986 film “Hoosiers.” Interested attendees can RSVP here, and media interested in covering the event should RSVP by emailing Holly Lawson at hollygillham@holcombforIndiana.com.