Gubernatorial candidates face off in 2nd debate

Indiana's gubernatorial candidates will meet for three debates ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Indiana’s gubernatorial candidates.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) Hoosier candidates for governor took part in their second debate Monday evening.

Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell discussed jobs and the economy. Each candidate was asked why he’s the best person to give Indiana a great economic future.

“I operated business for 42 years. I know what it takes to run a business, I know what it takes to attract a business. I know what it businesses face when they run into a tax or an unnecessary regulation,” Bell said.

“I will continue to focus on those things that have gotten us this far and focus on the future. Economic development, community development and striving for excellence in education and make sure we are delivering great government at a tax payer value,” Holcomb responded.

“The legislator really started micromanaging all local levels of government, cities, towns, counties, school boards. They need flexibility on how they expand and use their local resources which are precious and very very limited,” Gregg added.

The third and final debate will be on October 25th. It will focus on health and social issues.