INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Mike Pence expressed interest in federal dollars for a statewide Pre-K program, an about-face from 2014 when the governor previously declined an $80 million grant that would have established a similar system.
“Not only is he late to the game, but Governor Mike Pence is so desperate for positive press that he chose to ask the federal government for more information on creating a statewide Pre-K program only after he declined a similar $80 million grant back in 2014. Mike Pence’s letter is not just political showboating in an election year, but it’s an attempt to pull one over on Hoosiers, hoping they’ll forget his negligent decision to leave thousands of Hoosier children without an early start to their education. Actions speak louder than words, and Hoosiers are fed up with the governor’s out-of-touch, election year agenda. We will not let them forget that Mike Pence cares more about political ideology than he does doing what is right for Indiana.”