Washington (CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is setting a deadline for when he must decide whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Daniels, a favorite among Republican insiders who respect his fiscally conservative record, said Wednesday that he must figure out his plans by the end of April, when Indiana's legislative session is slated to wrap up.
"I think the decision has to come at the end of this General Assembly session, if not before. No later than that," Daniels told Fort Wayne television station WANE. "In fairness to people from all over the place – many of whom I've only read about before – who like this idea [of Daniels running for president], I owe them some kind of an answer."
Daniels has remained mostly cagey about his intentions. Though the governor has resisted invitations to visit key primary states, he's also welcomed national reporters to Indiana to discuss the possibility.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has also said he plans to wait until after his state's legislative session concludes before making his intentions known.