Daniels to headline Tennessee GOP dinner
May 18th, 2011
07:00 AM ET
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Daniels to headline Tennessee GOP dinner

Dallas (CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Tennessee Republican Party has landed a potential presidential candidate to headline its biggest fundraising dinner of the year.

CNN has learned that Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who could be just days away from announcing a Republican presidential bid, will keynote the party's Statesmen's Dinner in Nashville on July 15.

Daniels, of course, has kept his political intentions to himself and may decline to seek the GOP nomination despite entreaties from high-level GOP donors and some of his closest political advisers.

But the presence of such a prominent Republican figure is sure to put the Tennesee GOP in the spotlight once again.

Last year, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty addressed the fundraising banquet, and other presidential hopefuls like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush have addressed the group in the past.

Tickets to the dinner, billed as a chance to honor Republican grassroots leaders from across the state, cost $250 per person.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • Republicans • Tennessee
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  1. thomas

    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is no Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower !
    What went wrong with the Republican party ?

    May 18, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  2. rusty155

    It will just be a waste of Mitch Daniel's time and money. And I voted for him twice as Gov of Indiana , but the last couple of thing he did i did like and if he could ran a 3rd times he would get my vote. And I don't like the Idea he Is being back by the Tea Party. I think the Tea party Is just a bunch of Rich people who Is out to get Richer, and control by the two KOCH'S BROTHER and a few other Billionaire. They are all about taking people right away. The Tea Party keep saying they want less Government , but what they really mean Is they want Government to control what people can and can't have or do. Plus i don't like want he did on Plan Parenthood, That was just Tea PARTY CRAP. Everyone know that they don't use federal fund for Abortion It against the Law. All he did was stop woman with other medical treatment they needed.

    May 18, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. John in Brooklyn

    Governor Daniels still has not explained to the state of Indiana...nor the American public....why he signed into law legislation that cut millions of dollars for low- and middle-income women to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and for couples to receive family planning counseling. He promised us that divisive social issues would not be part of his campaign for president. Apparently he is just one more "culture warrior" from the radical right that is out of touch with mainstream America.

    May 18, 2011 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    The Republican field is the best reality show ever.

    May 18, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  5. diridi

    Mitch Daniel is far from reality....Bush like guy, has no room in politics. nor POTUS.

    May 18, 2011 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  6. debby

    This guy looks like "Putin" He will take away your entitlements as an American? Who in the world would vote a Repug,"That even looks like this" 4 years of eye "Torture" I,d rather be "Waterboarded" by Mr.Cheyney!!!!

    May 18, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  7. Jeff in Virginia

    Don't be fooled by Daniels- he is a culture warrior.

    May 18, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  8. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on America!

    Daniels is just the latest Great White Dope the GOBP cultists are pining for. His role in the Bushco reign of error is irrelevant to them because they can't or they refuse to admit their cult is based on fear, lies, ignorance, hate and proven policy failures.

    May 18, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |