January 25th, 2012
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP: Obama is dividing Americans

(CNN) – Republicans said Tuesday night that President Barack Obama's "trickle-down government" has held back, rather than speed up, economic recovery.

"When President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave, he must know in his heart that this is not true," said Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels - citing high debt and unemployment above 8% - in the official GOP response to the State of the Union address.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • President Obama • Republicans • State of the Union
January 24th, 2012
11:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Dick Armey: Daniels could still run

(CNN) - Dick Armey, chairman of the conservative grassroots group FreedomWorks, said Tuesday there was still plenty of time for another candidate to jump in the presidential race, pointing to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as a possible contender.

"The person who may very well end up being the Republican Party's nominee may not be on the field at this moment," Armey said on CNN's "Early Start."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Dick Armey • Mitch Daniels • Newt Gingrich • State of the Union
Daniels to offer Republican State of the Union response
January 19th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to offer Republican State of the Union response

Washington (CNN) - Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor who once considered a presidential bid himself, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the House speaker's office announced on Thursday.

The high profile, back-to-back addresses come as the Republican race to challenge the president is in full swing. The primetime speech will offer the President an opportunity to advance his message as his reelection effort goes to speed, which began airing ads in six battleground states on Thursday.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Mitch Daniels • President Obama • State of the Union
Daniels stays out of the fray, again
November 30th, 2011
12:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels stays out of the fray, again

(CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has made another decision to keep distance between himself and the race for the 2012 GOP nomination for president.

Daniels declined a bid for the presidency last May, after being encouraged by top Republicans to jump into the race and Tuesday he told Indiana Public Media that he was underwhelmed by a recent endorsement made by another governor who turned down a presidential run.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Mitch Daniels
Former Reality TV Contestant Runs for Office
October 26th, 2011
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Former Reality TV Contestant Runs for Office

Washington (CNN) – A former "Survivor" contestant is throwing his hat in the ring to be Indiana's next governor.

Rupert Boneham, a participant in three separate seasons, most notably the winner of the "fan favorite" contest in the show's 20th season, is seeking the nomination of the state's Libertarian Party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitch Daniels
Daniels to hopefuls: Be a GOP candidate, not the 'default option'
September 26th, 2011
08:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Daniels to hopefuls: Be a GOP candidate, not the 'default option'

Washington (CNN) – His endorsement highly sought after, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is concerned the eventual GOP presidential nominee will not seize the opportunity to make a strong case for conservative economic policies, instead relying on his or her status as the "default option," or the alternative to the current political landscape, as a strategy for winning the White House.

"Now I think it's pretty clear that there's a good chance (President Barack Obama) will be running under really adverse economic conditions," he explained.
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Mitch Daniels
Daniels: President Obama is in ‘desperate’ political shape
September 25th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Daniels: President Obama is in ‘desperate’ political shape

Washington (CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels chose not to join the Republican race for the presidential nomination in 2012, but weighed in on front-runners and the political landscape Sunday.

“I don’t have anything original to say,” about the GOP field, Daniels said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” but noted, “the two governors … for the most part seem to be the predominant personalities in the race,” referring to Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

And he sees 2012 as an opportunity to capture the White House from a “desperate” president.
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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Economy • Mitch Daniels • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
September 21st, 2011
11:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Mitch Daniels weighs in on economy

(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, once favored to be a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, described the country's economic situation as "urgent."

"What's troubling me most is it's not just our economy at stake, I think it's the whole American prospect," Daniels told CNN's Piers Morgan on Wednesday.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Mitch Daniels • TV-Piers Morgan
Daniels sees opening in 2012 field
September 19th, 2011
08:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Daniels sees opening in 2012 field

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana said it is not too late for another candidate to enter the race for the White House and that he has tried to convince "three or four people" to make the jump.

"Somebody else could still enter and have a competitive chance," Daniels told The New York Times in a weekend interview. "The candidate I could get instantly excited about is someone who is willing to level with the American people and assume they are prepared to listen to the mathematical facts and agree that whatever other disagreements we have aren't as important."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels
Daniels: No regrets
June 7th, 2011
08:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Daniels: No regrets

(CNN)–He thinks he could have won, but he is still not interested in the job.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who announced last month he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination, told CNN, “I don’t believe in looking back, so no, I think we made the right and only decision for our family and I’ve got plenty to keep me busy and occupied.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitch Daniels
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