(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan's budget has become a litmus test for any Republican considering a White House run, but now even non-candidates like Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels are weighing in on the budget chairman's proposed plan.
"Congressman Ryan's made tremendous contribution and nobody should criticize his plan unless they've something of similar dimension of their own to offer up," Daniels said in an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger that is to air Tuesday night on "In the Arena."
(CNN) - A close adviser to Mitch Daniels promised Monday that the Indiana governor would "continue to be part of the conversation" during the presidential race, but he offered scant details when asked if he plans to endorse a candidate or recruit a new face into the Republican field.
"I can see him wanting to contribute to the cause but there is no timeline or shot clock" for choosing a candidate to support, Indiana GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb told reporters on conference call Monday.
@tperkins: Gov. Mitch Daniels bowed out of the presidential race over the weekend. Proving that the "truce" really does set you free–to stay home.
Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization. His tweet is a reference to Daniel's repeated calls for Republicans to focus on fiscal and economic issues 2012 election. Daniel's proposed "truce" among Republicans on social issues earned him ridicule from the religious and socially conservative factions of the GOP.
Washington (CNN) - In the wake of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' decision not to run for the Republican presidential nomination, there is debate among Republican activists about whether the universe of interested candidates will grow or whether it is pretty well set.
Consultants not involved in the campaigns told CNN to expect more intense focus to be put on some of the leading party figures who have so far sat out the race to rethink their decisions.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a former top aide to George W. Bush, ended his very public flirtation with running for president early Sunday with an e-mail to supporters that narrowed the field of plausible 2012 Republican challengers to President Barack Obama.
"The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate," Daniels said in the message distributed through the Indiana Republican Party.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels received 16 stitches to his forehead after being struck by a door after a workout Friday, his office said.
After finishing a workout at an Indianapolis gym, the potential 2012 presidential candidate was standing near a door that suddenly swung open and struck him. Daniels was transported to a nearby hospital, treated, and released.
Washington (CNN) - Now that he's officially out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is candidly sharing his thoughts on the field of potential candidates.
During an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Thursday, Barbour said that announced candidate Newt Gingrich was "thoughtful and smart" but appeared to be a "jerk" in the press.
Washington (CNN) - As Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels mulls whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination, he will be making a trip to Washington, DC next week to boost Republican coffers.
Daniels will be the star attraction at a fundraiser next Wednesday, May 25th, for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.
Washington (CNN) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he is moving closer to a decision of whether to run for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm not going to take much longer," he told the Indianapolis Star in an interview published Tuesday. Some Republican consultants – unhappy with the current field – are urging him to enter the contest hoping he would provide a new face to the current lineup of contenders.