Republican governors urged Pence to pass on presidential bid
January 27th, 2011
08:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Republican governors urged Pence to pass on presidential bid

Washington (CNN) - Indiana Rep. Mike Pence's decision not to run for president came after a serious lobbying effort by the Republican Governors Association, a GOP source close to the party organization told CNN Thursday.

Pence, who finally revealed his plans to the Indianapolis Star on Thursday after a lengthy cat and mouse game, has not said for certain that he will seek the Indiana governorship, though Hoosier State Republicans widely expect him to do so.
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Pence rules out bid for president
January 27th, 2011
04:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Pence rules out bid for president

(CNN) – Three sources close to Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana tell CNN they are told he will announce he is not running for president in 2012 and will instead begin exploring a run for governor.

These sources say he has been flattered by the efforts to nudge him into the GOP presidential race but, as one of the sources put it, "he is a realist and kept coming back to questions about the fund-raising." The second source said some around Pence also have reminded him of the difficulty of mounting a presidential campaign from the House, and noted that, at age 51, he would have a better platform to explore a presidential run if he first was elected governor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence
Deadline nearing for Pence
January 27th, 2011
10:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Deadline nearing for Pence

(CNN) - It's January 27th, which means the month is almost over. So the clock's ticking for Rep. Mike Pence to make an announcement regarding his political future.

The Indiana Republican says he is sticking by his timetable to announce by the end of January whether he'll make a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination or run next year for governor of his home state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence
'Draft Pence' effort launching in South Carolina
January 18th, 2011
05:02 PM ET
3 years ago

'Draft Pence' effort launching in South Carolina

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence
Conservatives organize to draft Pence in 2012
January 17th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Conservatives organize to draft Pence in 2012

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence
Pence introduces anti-abortion bill ahead of conservative gathering
January 7th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Pence introduces anti-abortion bill ahead of conservative gathering

(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.
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Filed under: Abortion • Mike Pence
Pence headed to South Carolina this weekend
January 5th, 2011
09:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Pence headed to South Carolina this weekend

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mike Pence
Is Pence's schedule a tip on political future?
January 4th, 2011
04:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Is Pence's schedule a tip on political future?

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence
GOP Rep. blasts tax deal
December 16th, 2010
09:58 AM ET
Tax cut compromise becoming first debate of GOP presidential campaign?
December 15th, 2010
10:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Tax cut compromise becoming first debate of GOP presidential campaign?

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:
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Pence • Taxes
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