Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg (D) filed paperwork Monday to launch an exploratory committee for the Indiana gubernatorial race.
Gregg, who was speaker of the Indiana House from 1996-2002, will formally launch his campaign and organization "in the near future," according to a release from his committee. He announced in April that he planned to form an exploratory committee. No other Democrats have entered the race.
"Hoosiers are tired of the divisive politics we've seen so much of lately, especially when so many of our friends and neighbors have been left behind in this economic recession," Gregg said in a statement. "It will take all of us -- Republicans and Democrats; rural and urban; Millennials and their grandparents -- to forge a path that brings jobs back to Indiana."
"Our problems don't belong to one party or the other. Neither do the solutions," Gregg says in his announcement video.
On the GOP side, Rep. Mike Pence (R) is the front-runner. Businessman and former Hamilton Co. Councilman Jim Wallace is also running in the GOP race.