Washington (CNN) - At least eight Republican state legislators will gather on the steps of the South Carolina State House Wednesday to launch an effort to draft Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, into the 2012 presidential race.
The announcement comes on the heels of a national "Draft Pence" effort - a group called "America's President Committee" - launched Monday by former Reagan administration official Ralph Benko and former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun.
Washington (CNN) - Decision time is nearing for Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, who remains torn between seeking the governorship in his home state and mounting a dark horse bid for the presidency.
Pence said last week that he will make an announcement about his future by the end of January, but as he mulls which path to take in 2012, a group of conservatives are maneuvering to draft him into the presidential race.
(CNN) - Rep. Mike Pence, the Indiana congressman who is considering a presidential bid, introduced an anti-abortion bill Friday that is certain to be greeted fondly by many Republicans ahead of his attendance at a conservative gathering in South Carolina this weekend.
The measure, which has 122 cosponsors and is called the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, seeks to ban federal funding for other services to organizations that perform abortions. The government is already banned from using Title X funds for abortions, but this bill–a version of which was first introduced two years ago–would expand the restrictions.
Washington (CNN) - Add a stop in South Carolina this weekend to Rep. Mike Pence's schedule.
This, as speculation grows over whether the Republican from Indiana will make a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, or whether he'll run for governor in his home state.
Washington (CNN) - Call it reading the tea leaves, but until Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana announces whether he'll make a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, or whether he'll run for governor in his home state, it's all we can do.
So here's the latest. Sources in Indiana confirm to CNN that Pence is scheduling to attend Lincoln Day dinners across his home state next month. The story was first reported Monday in Howey Politics Indiana.
Washington (CNN) - Add Rep. Mike Pence to the list of possible 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls who are coming out against the tax cut compromise between President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders.
Pence took to the floor of the House Wednesday morning to spell out his opposition:
Washington (CNN) - A possible House vote on the tax cut compromise between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans could derail a trip by Rep. Mike Pence to South Carolina Wednesday.
A Republican source confirms to CNN that Pence is scheduled to headline, along with incoming Gov. Nikki Haley, a Wednesday night fundraiser in Columbia for the South Carolina Republican party, but says possible action that day by the House on the controversial tax cut proposal could force Pence to alter his plans.
(CNN) - One of the top Republicans in the House wants to overhaul the country's tax code and implement a flat tax.
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, who may make a bid for the next GOP presidential nomination, will say "the time has come for Congress and this administration to take bold action to simplify our tax system and lower people's taxes," according to excerpts from a speech he will deliver in front of the Detroit Economic Club Monday afternoon.
(CNN) – While some midterm election battles still hang in the balance, the media seems to have already turned the page to 2012.
Potential Republican presidential hopefuls were on the Sunday morning talk shows and the hosts couldn't resist the will you or won't you questioning.