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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb officially filed for re-election this morning.

Holcomb submitted more than 9,000 signatures to get on the ballot, 4500 is required; 500 from each Congressional District.

“Indiana is on a roll and we’re not taking our foot off the gas,” Holcomb said in a statement.  “While the names on the ballot will be Suzanne’s and mine, we’re representing a statewide team that is mobilized, energized and organized for victory in Indiana.”

Holcomb’s and the GOP also reported having $8.6 million in cash on hand for next year’s election.

Democratic challengers Dr. Woody Myers and Josh Owens are still gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

 “We got into this race because we believe Indiana needs bold leadership and fresh ideas,“ Owens said.    “We’re in the final stages of qualifying for the ballot and will soon be turning our full energy to listening to Hoosiers everywhere and fundraising to support spreading our message to every corner of the state to win this election,” 

Holcomb’s potential primary challenger, Brian Roth, put out a release Monday saying he was “closing in” on getting ballot access.

Photo: Holcomb Campaign