As Indy Politics first reported last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg has picked State Representative Christina Hale as his running mate for Lt. Governor.

Gregg says Hale is candidate who can help win those moderate Republicans, citing the fact she has been endorsed in the past by both the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana AFL-CIO.

She represents District 87 which encompasses north central and northeast Indianapolis.

Hale was first elected in 2012 and has spent time focusing on issues relating to sexual assault on college campuses, rising utility costs and water resources.

She also won a very competitive House seats; by 51 votes in 2012 and by fewer than 500 votes in 2014.

A special appointment will have to be made to replace Hale on the ballot.

The Leon-Tailored Audio of the announcement and the question and answer period with both Gregg and Hale runs about 15 minutes.