MUNCIE, IN – Jonathan Lamb, Republican candidate for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, is running a fiscally conservative campaign and ends the first quarter with more than double the cash on hand of his opponent, Greg Pence, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Greg Pence is outspending Muncie businessman and Ball State University alumnus Jonathan Lamb two-to-one in the race for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives.
Pence has spent more than $750,000 in the race so far and more than $630,000 in the filing period ending in March, and has $227,000 cash on hand. Lamb, however, has spent just under $374,000 during this campaign and has $468,000 cash on hand.
“Just like Washington, Pence does not have a revenue problem,” said Lamb. “He has a spending problem. In Q1 alone, the Greg Pence for Congress campaign spent $208,821 more than they raised.”
The Elect Lamb campaign brought in $259,409 in the first quarter of 2018. With Lamb largely self-funding, the campaign has brought in $842,000 since he launched his campaign for the GOP nomination in August. The Lamb campaign currently has $468,002 cash on hand compared to the Pence campaign, which has $227,718 cash on hand.
Lamb, 36, an eighth-generation Hoosier, is an economist and entrepreneur who has owned and grown seven different businesses across the country, and is a best-selling author with his book on free market economics. “At this stage, we know who can be smart with money and who can’t,” Lamb said. “I will bring the same restraint I’ve shown in my campaign to Washington.”
Lamb’s and his wife’s family have been farmers, workers, and business owners in the 6th District for eight generations. “I don’t have the political family ties to Washington D.C. and I’m NOT beholden to any special interest groups,” Lamb said. “Since August, I’ve put 25,000 miles on my pick-up truck covering all 19 counties in the 6th District. From small-town rural diners to Lincoln Day dinners, I’ve listened to my constituents. It is amazing what you can find out by talking to people who live in our District and vote. I didn’t need to pay $49,450 to conduct a poll like my opponent. I spent my time talking to the people I’ll be representing in Washington, not on big money donors, special interest groups, and Washington D.C. insiders.”
“Our roots run deep here, with our boys the ninth generation of Lambs to call East Central Indiana home,” Lamb said. “Not only has the Lamb family been in Indiana since around statehood, Mollee’s family received a Hoosier Homestead Award for the Rush County farm that her family settled in 1837. We want to provide the same opportunities for our children that helped our families settle here in East Central Indiana almost 200 years ago.”
Lamb, a newly minted best-selling author, is an economist and entrepreneur, having started seven companies. He currently owns LambONOMICS, an economic forecasting and consulting company, and OptoeV, INC, a provider of U.S. patent-pending farm equipment. Residing in Yorktown with his wife and their two sons, Jonathan is a graduate of Yorktown High School and Ball State University where he received degrees in economics and risk management from the Miller College of Business. He has a MBA from North Carolina State University where he was a McLauchlan Leadership Fellow.