Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Daniels announced his decision Sunday in a midnight message to supporters. “I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” he wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed… Continue reading Daniels Will Not Run for President
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed a bill that makes his state the first to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood. The measure also further restricts abortions in the state, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana has promised to challenge the law in court, first by seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction against it. That… Continue reading Daniels Signs Anti-Abortion Bill
President Barack Obama talked with a potential political rival Friday. Mr. Obama and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels chatted for several minutes when the president arrived in Indianapolis to give a speech on energy policy. Daniels is considering seeking the GOP nomination for president, and his decision whether to run is expected soon. He did not… Continue reading Obama Talked With Daniels Before Indianapolis Speech
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed the nation’s most sweeping private school voucher program into law. The program directs taxpayer money to private and religious schools. It’s based on a sliding income scale. Families of four that make more than $60,000 will qualify for a scholarship if they move from public to private schools. Critics… Continue reading Daniels Signs Voucher Bill
What was originally planned as a routine presidential visit to Indianapolis tomorrow has gained new meaning. President Barack Obama originally planned to discuss energy policy at Allison Transmission earlier this year. But the trip was postponed so the president could stay in Washington during budget negotiations. Now Mr. Obama will appear in Indiana as speculation… Continue reading President Obama’s Indiana Visit Given New Meaning
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 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
President Barack Obama will visit Indianapolis this week. The President originally planned to visit last month, but canceled the trip due to negotiations on the federal budget. Mr. Obama will be in Indianapolis Friday to visit Allison Transmission and discuss oil prices and energy policy. The visit is not a campaign stop, but it does… Continue reading President Reschedules Trip to Indiana
White faces three counts of voter fraud and two counts of perjury for using his ex-wife’s address on his voter registration in the May primary, rather than his own address in a different precinct. In a statement released Thursday, Daniels said the only appropriate thing for White to do is to step down until a verdict is reached.
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.