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+Eric Holcomb/Suzanne Crouch (R) i
1,706,727 56.51%
Woody Myers/Linda Lawson (D)
968,094
32.05%
Donald Rainwater/William Henry (L)
345,567
11.44%

3,020,388

Registered voters: 4,751,708.  Voters voting: 3,068,542.
In-person: 1,201,012.  Absentee: 1,867,530.
Plurality 738,633 votes (24.46 percentage points).
 IN Sec. of State Election Division




Notes:
In contrast to four years earlier, this was an extremely lopsided race.  Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) and the Indiana Republican Party have built up a strong political machine in the Hoosier State.  To face Holcomb, Democrats selected Dr. Woody Myers, a physician whose experience includes former Indiana State and New York City Health Commissioner.  In 2008, he challenged Andre Carson for Congress in IN-7.  Myers, who announced his candidacy in July 2019, faced no competition for the nomination.  On May 8, he announced his selection of former state Rep. Linda Lawson as his choice for lieutenant governor.  Donald Rainwater (L), a Navy veteran who has worked in information technology management, ran a very well organized campaign, with William Henry as the candidate for lieutenant governor.  Rainwater had run for Indiana House in 2018 and Indiana Senate in 2016.

The Indiana Debate Commission hosted two one-hour debates with the three candidates, the first on Oct. 20 and the second on Oct. 27
(>).  The debates were held in the studios of WFYI-TV in Indianapolis without a live audience. 

According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics (>),  Holcomb raised $17.2 million to $1.6 million
for Myers and $409,006 for Rainwater.

See: Brian Howey.  "Holcomb, Hupfer exploited Myers MIA campaign."  The Goshen News, Nov. 9, 2020.


Campaign Managers
:
Eric Holcomb: Kyle Hupfer
(May 2019)  Also chairman of the Indiana Republican Party since Feb. 2017.  Chief administrative officer and general counsel at IMMI, Aug. 2015-Apr. 2019.  Member of Frost Brown Todd, Dec. 2012-Aug. 2015.  VP and general counsel at ETC ProLiance Energy, Aug. 2006-Dec. 2012.  Director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Jan. 2005-Aug. 2006.  Partner at Ice Miller LLP, May 1999-Jan. 2005.  J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, 1998; B.S. in business administrationn from Manchester University, 1995.

Woody Myers: Zakiya Thomas
(from Jan. 2020)
  CEO of Thomas Consulting Group since Sept. 2014.  Deputy national political director on Kamala Harris for the People, Oct.-Nov. 2019.  Executive director of National Woman's Party (Sewall-Belmont House and Museum), Aug. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Campaign manager on Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor (VA), Apr. 2016-Nov. 2017.  Campaign manager on Stacey Kincaid for Sheriff and on Bettine Lawton for Clerk of Court (Fairfax, VA), Feb.-Nov. 2015.  Independent contractor, June 2013-July 2014.  Campaign manager on Jusin Fairfax for Virginia, Dec. 2012-June 2013.  M.S. in social work from Columbia University in the City of New York; B.S. in biological psychology from College of William and Mary

Donald Rainwater: Sam Goldstein
(from Aug. 2020) A former LPIN chair, " active in the Libertarian Party for over 20 years and has managed campaigns for Libertarian Party candidates at local, state and Federal levels."






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