Skip to comments.Pence resigns from GOP leadership
Posted on 11/03/2010 8:44:29 AM PDT by STARWISE
While his party basked in the afterglow of a historic House victory, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) announced he would resign as House Republican Conference Chairman, and Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling threw his hat in the ring.
Hensarling, who has led the conservative Republican Study Committee, quickly won the endorsement of incoming Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the likely incoming majority leader. The Cantor backing gives Hensarling a huge boost for the leadership job, which is seen as a stepping stone to higher slots in the GOP hierarchy.
Today, I was saddened to learn that my dear friend Mike Pence has chosen not to stand for House Republican Conference Chairman for the 112th Congress, Hensarling said in a news release. While I do not claim to be able to fill Mike Pences shoes, I have the commitment and passion to build upon his work. To that end, I announce my candidacy to be the next Chairman of the House Republican Conference.
POLITICO reported last week that Pence was planning to step down and that he planned to tell his colleagues that he was looking at serving beyond the House.
As we consider new opportunities to serve Indiana and our nation in the years ahead, I have come to realize that it may not be possible to complete an entire term as Conference Chairman, Pence said in a letter to colleagues. As such, I think it would be more appropriate for me to step aside now, especially since there are other talented men and women in our Conference who could do the job just as well or better.
Hensarling is positioning himself as having seen first-hand what happens when a party loses its way and ceases to live what it espouses.
I fought it then and am committed to ensuring it never happens again, Hensarling said. The fifth-term Republican is running on unity, empowerment and service.
While Hensarling is already a favorite for conference chair, the short list of other potential candidates include Jason Chaffetz of Utah, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44638.html#ixzz14EippRWz
Perhaps Palin-Pence? That would be cool.....the campaign can be called “two p’s in a pod”.....ok maybe that would be lame. :)
Good, I was hoping he would consider running in 2012
Pence/Christie? Pence/Palin? Palin/Pence? Pence/Bachmann is my guess!
I’m thinking Pence will emerge as the front-runner for the nomination. Look where the GOP’s biggest wins were - the Great Lakes region. Sorry to say, but Palin’s hopes took a big hit last nite. Angle, O’Donnell and Miller were her biggest proxies aside from Nikki Haley.
i dunno why ppl like pence to be honest. He’s rather boring
Why would keeping his leadership position inhibit him for “setting the table for bigger things”?
Why would keeping his leadership position inhibit him from “setting the table for bigger things”?
I know Pence has said he’s interested in running in Indiana, but I’d love to see him run for Pres in 2012. Pence/Christie, Pence/Rubio, Pence/Brewer...
What a great night .. and thank you, Lord !!
Personally I’ve never really believed Palin would run. I do believe she has every intention of being part of what drives the next GOP nominee.
That woman (and a few others) has been more effective than any elected official we’ve seen in a long while.
“Boring” may be a draw in 2012. We need to put grown-ups back in charge.
I don’t think Marco’s parents were Citizens when he was born. Anybody know?
Well, realistically, the time constraints of a leadership position, if, for example, he’s planning a presidential run in 2012 or for governor.
The 2012 election cycle BEGINS TODAY!
I am guessing he will run for Governor. Daniels term is up in 2012.
Running for Governor of IN?
Isn’t it interesting that the mexican drug and illegal alien routes into this country along the Az. and Texas borders have remained firmly in democrat control!
Me thinks there could be some very fruitful investigations concerning this in the future. How much mexican drug money went into the dem coffers?
I like Marco and he is legally qualified to be V. Pres. or POTUS but I doubt he is electable on a National level.
Governor Palin: I will run for President if the American people ...
7 Oct 2010 ... Marco Rubio was born in Florida of legal immigrant naturalized parents. He is ELEGIBILE to run for POTUS. The Constitution does not says ...
hillbuzz.org/.../governor-palin-i-will-run-for-president-if-the-american-people-want-me-to/ - Cached
Looking at map...can’t stop smiling.
However- why is Maine blue? They have two (so-called) Republican senattors and have just elected a GOP governor, house and senate.
Obama was exciting. I'll take boring but right.
I thought his parents had to be citizens, not green card holders?
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but legal immigrant naturalized parents are not citizens. They have no citizenship to confer on their son.
I need a lawyer to help me out, here!
I don’t think Palin will run, either, but leaving the Democrats guessing will be a great strategy as all the focus will be on her. She’ll suck all the oxygen out of the room as she always does and leave Democrats apoplectic.
Palin is perfect where she is and I’m sure she’s loving every minute of it.
Then when another Republican waltzes in to take the nomination, it will be too late for Democrats to train their sights on that person.
Not sure ... any input, Ms B?
Governor election results: At least 10 states flip Republican
By Ron Scherer | Published Wed, Nov 3 2010 10:29 am
NEW YORK The political winds of change that hit Congress blew through governors mansions as well as unhappy voters replaced Democrats with Republicans in at least 10 states
The political winds of change that hit Congress blew through governors mansions as well as unhappy voters replaced Democrats with Republicans in at least 10 states.
The shift from a Democratic to Republican governor is taking place in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The only Democrat gains were in California, Hawaii, and Vermont.
However, as of early Wednesday morning, six governors races were still very tight - those in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, and Oregon. Some of these races were separated by only a small number of votes, and it might be days, if not weeks, until the final governor election results in those places are known.
Pence resigns from GOP leadershipSo, that makes him a "quitter," right?
She would be a great replacement for Steele. She loves the campaign limelight.
He isn’t resigning his seat. It is possible he will run for Indiana governor.
She might as well have the GOP chair title, she’s doing the job now.
I like Pence/Bachman !
I dont think Marcos parents were Citizens when he was born. Anybody know?
-—————————————————————————————Not sure that matters any more.
Palin is so 2 years ago. She’s done. Move on.
Palin is so 2 years ago. She’s done. Move on.
Take a look at New York. It almost looks like there are two red middle fingers saluting the blue background.
I agree with your assessment. I don’t think she particularly wants to be president, but she definitely wants to have a say in what happens. We could have combinations of Rubio/Pence (or vice versa), Pence/West (don’t count West out because of the leftist press, he’s effective and extremely capable and he got elected), DeMint and Pence and somebody from the West Coast like Fiorina or Whitman (they both did well, but Californians are nuts, reelecting an aging-hippie failed governor). And there may be other folks out there that we don’t know.
On the other hand, if there were a really big groundswell for her, I believe she’d run and I think she’d probably win and would make a good president.
As Shakespeare said, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. And you never know when your time has come.
you guys are dreaming...Mike Pence will not hold national office
nothing personal against the guy but he just doesn’t have “it”
Doesn’t “naturalized” imply acquisition of citizenship as opposed to continuing on as a legal immigrant? Regarding “native-born or natural-born” citizenship, you are born in the country to citizens of the country or born elsewhere but to legal citizens of America. Further stipulated, if your babydaddy was never a citizen of the USA, you can’t be a natural-born citizen....
Because it is a map of the House.....the senate has a seperate map
The map is tiny, but I didn’t see any blue around Los Angeles or Orange County (where ‘rat Loretta Sanchez prevailed).....I’m having some accuracy doubts.
Mitch may run for the White House.
Well duuuuhhh....thank you for pointing that out:)
Paul Lepage has prevailed in Maine!
Eliot Cutler conceded at noon today!
As a Hoosier, that is what people are thinking here. Pence will run as the Govenor and probably be there foe 1-1/2 terms before he announces his candidacy for POTUS. That would be 2020.
Roumor has it, he’s going to run for Gov to replace Daniels when his term is up.
I’d like to see him run for POTUS
It’s so weird. Republicans blew out Dems in state races, seizing majorities in both chambers of General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Yet they held onto all their House seats except for Bobby Etheridge (and even that race is likely to be recounted).
Anyway, I love the color of the national map and am deeply saddened to see so much blue remaining in NC.
I’m with you. I really like him.
It DOES look like that!
Hope not. I am not a fan of Mitch Daniel. I have no idea who I will be willing to support but today I refuse to hold my nose and support anyone that is not conservative. Lisa, Christ, Castle were not team players so I no longer feel compelled. The one thing I learned - nothing changes if we keep sending RINOs back to Washington.
I’ve gotta move. My county in Michigan went blue last night.
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