INDIANAPOLIS – Like Mike Pence, Eric Holcomb was adamantly opposed to the auto rescue – a rescue that saved nearly 100,000 Hoosier jobs. Holcomb, in fact, supported Richard Mourdock’s lawsuit against the rescue, saying “this is what real leadership looks like.”
Tell that to the hardworking Hoosier middle class.
“Hoosiers needed leadership during the Great Recession, and the Mike Pence-Eric Holcomb team left them to fend for themselves. Holcomb didn’t just support Richard Mourdock’s lawsuit against the auto rescue, he advocated against the 100,000 jobs that were on the line in the state,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “The fact is, Eric Holcomb sided with ideologues like Mike Pence and Richard Mourdock instead of advocating for the Hoosier middle class.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: WITH 100,000 JOBS ON THE LINE, ERIC HOLCOMB AGREED WITH RICHARD MOURDOCK’S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE AUTO RESCUE
Holcomb Defended Richard Mourdock’s Law Suit Against The Auto Rescue, Said Suit Was “About Standing Up For The Rule Of Law.” According to a Mourdock Campaign Release, “Eric Holcomb, Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party commented, ‘This was about standing up for the rule of law and having the character to do so. As Governor Daniels has said in interviews and in his book, Richard Mourdock showed us what real leadership looks like. It is typical form for Senator Harry Reid and Congressman Joe Donnelly to mislead voters, as they are desperate to run from their own failed bailouts.” [Mourdock Campaign Release, 10/2/12]
Without Auto Rescue, 100,000 Hoosier Jobs Would Have Been Lost
Indiana Would Have Lost Nearly 100,000 Jobs Without The Auto Rescue. According to the Center for Automotive Research, failure to implement the auto rescue would have meant 95,709 jobs in Indiana would have been lost. [Center for Automotive Research, 5/26/09]