U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar made the following statement today on Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Cong. Mike Pence selecting State Rep. Sue Ellspermann as his Lt. Governor running mate:
"Cong. Pence has made an outstanding choice in State Rep. Sue Ellspermann. Her background in economic and workforce development is exactly what Indiana needs right now. Hoosiers are going to be very impressed as they get to know her," Lugar said.
"When the Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series began, we envisioned assisting highly skilled professional women like Sue Ellspermann making the transition from their careers to politics. Sue Ellspermann wasted no time in doing just that. She graduated from the Lugar series in May 2009 and announced in September she was running for the Indiana House. I had the privilege of hosting a kick-off event for her in Evansville on October 10, 2009. She went on to victory and has been an impressive legislator in her first term."