Republican Eric Holcomb Wins Reelection as Indiana Governor

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Associated Press has said Republican Eric Holcomb has won reelection as Indiana governor, fending off challengers who criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

CandidatesVote %Vote count
Eric Holcomb – Republican Party63.1%262,990
Woodrow Myers – Democratic Party25.5%106,169
Donald Rainwater – Libertarian Party11.4%47,589

Holcomb went into his campaign for a second term with a huge fundraising advantage and didn’t face any well-known challengers. Holcomb sidestepped any criticism of President Donald Trump even as Holcomb promoted face mask use and issued a statewide mask mandate in July.

Holcomb overcame Democrat Woody Myer, a former state health commissioner who called for tougher anti-virus actions.

Some conservatives called Holcomb’s actions excessive and were, instead, backing Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater.