Democrat John Gregg says convention losses a ‘failure’ on Mike Pence’s part

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says a report indicating Indiana lost $60 million in tourism revenue due to a religious objections law illustrates a “failure” by his opponent.

Gregg said Tuesday that the findings of tourism group Visit Indy were “further proof” that GOP Gov. Mike Pence “hurt” Indiana’s economy. The group polled conventions that chose other locations after the Pence-backed religious objections law that critics said sanctioned discrimination against gay people.

The Associated Press first reported on Monday the results of the Visit Indy survey.

The law drew a national backlash. Some changes were made, but critics say it doesn’t go far enough to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.