Former GOP Indiana Lieutenant Governor Endorses Biden

Sep 26, 2020

John Mutz in 2009

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Republican stalwart John Mutz has gone public with his opposition to President Donald Trump, saying in a newspaper column that he'll vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Mutz was Indiana’s lieutenant governor for eight years in the 1980s before losing the 1988 governor’s race to Democrat Evan Bayh. The 84-year-old Mutz is most prominent Indiana Republican to publicly rebuke Trump. He writes in a column in the Indianapolis Business Journal that Trump lacks character and “has engaged in corruptive behavior." Mutz says “Trump fails to meet my preference for honesty, empathy, respect for those who are different, and a willingness to admit mistakes.”