State Senator Karen Tallian to announce run for Governor in 2016

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By: Associated Press

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A state senator from northwest Indiana plans to officially announce Tuesday, May 12, she will run for governor in 2016.

Sen. Karen Tallian of Ogden Dunes tells The Times of Munster she will run because somebody needs to stand for the Democratic, progressive point of view. The 10-year state lawmaker says Indiana voters deserve better than a rerun of 2012, when Republican Gov. Mike Pence defeated Democrat John Gregg.

Gregg announced April 30 he would run again. Pence hasn’t announced whether he will run for re-election. He had been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, but was widely criticized over a religious objections law that critics contended was anti-gay and plans to launch a state-run news site.

Tallian says Indiana residents are embarrassed by what lawmakers in Indianapolis have been doing.