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Mitch Daniels will not run for governor

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 15:03:09-04

Former Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels will not run for governor again if Mike Pence is chosen to be Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee, he said Thursday.

Daniels released a statement saying, "I will not present myself as a candidate nor would I accept the nomination if offered."

Daniels has been Purdue University's president since he left office in 2013. 

Daniels, annually a popular name to run for president himself, has been rumored to run for governor since speculation Pence as VP has grown. 

Former Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle created a website and hopes to build support for a "Draft Mitch" movement.

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Other Republicans that could run against Democrat John Gregg are:

  • House Speaker Brian Bosma
  • Congressman Todd Rokita
  • Indiana Auditor Suzanne Crouch
  • Congresswoman Susan Brooks
  • Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb
  • Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
  • Indiana GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell

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