Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he still hasn’t made up his mind about running for President, but he continues to discuss the possibility. Today on Fox News, Daniels admitted that he talked with former President George W. Bush (also Daniels’s former boss) about a 2012 campaign. From Politico: “Would I like to [run]? No,” Daniels… Continue reading Daniels Says He “Owes People an Answer” on Presidential Bid
Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is expected to announce this week whether he’ll run for governor next year. The 6th District Republican was previously rumored to be considering a bid for president, but decided against it in January. He was expected to announce his plans for 2012 today, but decided against it after learning about the… Continue reading Pence Postpones Announcement on Possible Gubernatorial Bid
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to announce soon whether he’ll run for president. Daniels has been on the short list of potential 2012 GOP candidates for months. University of Louisville Professor Dewey Clayton says there’s likely to be a renewed focus on a potential Daniels run now that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has decided… Continue reading 2012 Decision Looms for Daniels
Indiana University has applied to host a 2012 presidential debate. The school also applied in 2008, but was unsuccessful. Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College have also applied to host debates.
The senator spoke briefly about the conflict in Libya and criticized the president for not involving congress more heavily in the decisions to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. He also told the Louisville Rotary Club Thursday he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012, but will not run against his father.
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s name has been thrown around Kentucky for several weeks. Scott’s attempt to stop a prescription drug tracking system has prompted state, federal and city officials to reach out to the Floridian leader and encourage him to reconsider the cut.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels sat down for a lengthy interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition today. The conversation covered Daniels’s stance on privatizing government services, bargaining with unions, running for Presidentand his reputation as President George W. Bush’s budget director. You can listen to it here.
Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler is among a dozen Democrats being targeted in a series of radio ads from the conservative-aligned Crossroads GPS organization. The ads criticize the representatives for voting against a Republican-backed bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, largely through major spending cuts.
McConnell says Republicans still don’t control government, and they’re prepared to do business with Mr. Obama “to the extent that the president wants to do what we think is right for America.”
“We’re not going to use the next election as an excuse not to do important things for the country if the president’s willing to do what we think ought to be done,” said McConnell. “Interpret that to mean, we don’t intend to make any bad deals.”
McConnell says Republicans are prepared to do business with Mr. Obama, “if the president’s willing to do what Republicans think needs to be done.” And McConnell says he’s waiting to see how many Democrats are willing to join the Republicans in cutting the national deficit.