Thursday, January 27, 2011

Report: Mike Pence to run for Governor; Update: Confirmed by Pence

He's expected to make it official later this evening, but it appears to be a done deal.
A former operative for Rep. Mike Pence says the Indiana Republican won’t be running for president. Pence plans to reveal the decision about his political future Thursday, multiple outlets reported, and former Pence Political Director Jerry Alexander told Roll Call that the Congressman isn’t likely to announce much.

“There’s a 100 percent chance that he’s not going to announce a run for president,” said Alexander, who worked for Pence from 2001 to 2007.

That means Pence will be running for governor, ending more than a year of speculation about whether he’d seek national office. The Indianapolis Star said it would post Pence’s announcement after 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Read the entore story HERE

Update: Confirmed by Pence:
“In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana,” Pence, R-Columbus, said of himself and wife Karen in a letter being sent to supporters. “We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.”


Right Wingnut said...

By the way, Mike Pence will make a great Governor. Indiana will be lucky to have him.

Revolution 2010 said...

I'm sure Pence will run some day. Probably after a term or two as Governor.

illinoisguy said...

This is a very smart decision on Mike's part. Congressmen just don't get elected President. Govenorship for one or more full terms will put him a position to run in the fairly near future. Smart move Mike!!

ConMan said...

I agree, his day will come but not in 2012.