Summit City Hosts State Democratic Convention

By Stephanie Parkinson

June 16, 2012 Updated Jun 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Indiana democrats descend on downtown Fort Wayne for their state convention. It’s the first time in history the state democratic convention was not held in Indianapolis.

Saturday around 1,500 delegates came from across the state for the big event. Many Democratic Party members spoke and a lot of them talked about creating jobs, repealing right-to-work and touted the auto bailouts.

Vi Simpson accepted the democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg spoke about his goals if elected as the states next leader. He also talked about how he thinks he differs from his opponent Congressman Mike Pence.

"He (Mike Pence) wants everyone to forget what he's done these last 12 years. He wants to put on this show, so they forget what he wrote in his Pence Manifesto. He wants to put on a show, because he's a show horse. In his own words, he's a show horse. My friends, I'm a work horse. I know this isn't about putting on a good show. It's about delivering results; about working hard; and about working together," said John Gregg, Gubernatorial Candidate (D).

Gregg says he thinks investing in education, manufacturing, the agriculture industry and manufacturing will help to create jobs in the Hoosier state.




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