FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana Donald Rainwater stopped in Fort Wayne for his 2020 campaign tour Saturday evening at Pine Valley Chiropractic.
“I just have a conversation with folks," said Rainwater, a U.S. Navy veteran. "I don’t have any prepared remarks or anything that I’ve memorized or things of that nature.“
The Warren Central High School alumnus is running against Republican incumbent Eric Holcomb and Democrat Woody Myers.
Rainwater supporter Brendan Higginbothan says he supports Rainwater's plan to increase funding for teachers.
"I know a lot of teachers pay were cut and they haven’t been getting paid very well and he has a plan to give back to them and students,” said Higginbothan.
The state of Indiana has never had a third party governor candidate receive more than 6% of the vote.
However, Rainwater's stance on masks in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has gained him many supporters who think Holcomb's plan has been too restrictive.
“Even though there are children who are under 8 that currently don’t need to wear a mask at school the whole time, they’re being made to go ahead and wear a mask at school the whole time,” said Rainwater supporter Javier Rangel of Fort Wayne.
Rangel says Rainwater's commitment to eliminate the state income tax is important for Hoosiers who work tirelessly but don't see the payout.
"I know we all work hard for our money," said Rangel. "Once you get over that 40 hours and you’re working all this overtime...the more you earn the more they take, so why should this extra always be taken from you?"
Elections for the Governor of Indiana will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
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