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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Governor Holcomb will campaign for Republican candidates for mayor as next month’s election draws closer.

State Republican Chairman Kyle Hupfer, who also chairs Holcomb’s reelection campaign, says Holcomb plans a three-day barnstorming tour through at least 10 cities on the weekend before the election to try to push Republican candidates across the goal line. He says the party hasn’t finalized the specific stops.

Republicans announced this month they already have the 4,500 signatures required to get Holcomb on next year’s ballot. Hupfer says the party set a goal of gathering the signatures by October 1 so it can reassign party staffers to serve as reinforcements in local races, helping with phone banks and door-knocking.

The state Democratic Party is trying to help its candidates as well. Chairman John Zody says local candidates and campaigns remain in charge, but the state party is helping in the background where requested, with fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts.

Gov. Eric Holcomb (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)