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Pence scheduling Indiana Lincoln Day speeches (He gearing to run for Governor)
howeypolitics.com ^ | Monday January 3, 2010 | BRIAN A. HOWEY

Posted on 01/03/2011 8:07:16 PM PST by Bigtigermike

FRANKLIN - U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is scheduling Republican Lincoln Days Dinner all over Indiana, Howey Politics Indiana has learned.

It is the best clue yet that he is preparing to launch a 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, as opposed to seeking the presidency. "He is scheduling larger counties," a Republican source told HPI on Monday.

"If he is running for President, it would be an interesting and novel strategy. We could call it the Win Indiana Strategy!"

If Pence were to launch a presidential campaign, he would be more likely to spend this winter and spring in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - the key early primary and caucus states.

Pence spokesman Matt Lloyd told HPI over the weekend that the congressman has not scheduled any media events to announce future plans. The GOP field cleared just before Christmas when Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced she would not run due to "minor health problems."

(Excerpt) Read more at howeypolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; indiana; palin; pence; sarahpalin
Erick Erickson and many others including on here has to get to the fact that Mike Pence has been inching towards a run for Governor of Indiana than Presidency for the past few months
1 posted on 01/03/2011 8:07:22 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

OK...then. Somebody guide me. That means the RINO team has Hucky,Romney, Thune and the Conservatives have Palin & Hermanator...surprise entry by Bolton?


2 posted on 01/03/2011 8:15:27 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Bigtigermike

OK...then. Somebody guide me. That means the RINO team has Hucky,Romney, Thune and the Conservatives have Palin & Hermanator...surprise entry by Bolton?


3 posted on 01/03/2011 8:15:50 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Bigtigermike

It would be a good thing for Indiana, and a great move for Pence, BUT I sure hate to lose him in the House!!


4 posted on 01/03/2011 8:21:33 PM PST by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: magna carta

It means

RINO’s Team will be: Mitt, Newt, Thune, Pawlenty(somewhat), Mitch, Trump (if he is serious- he probably leans liberal on social issues)

Foreign policy Team: Bolton

Conservative/Tea Party: Palin, Herman Cain

*note* Huck is not included as of right now because based on his schedule for summer of 2011 - He might not be running, some say his wife wants out of the political run


5 posted on 01/03/2011 8:22:46 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Praise God! This is the smartest, shrewdest move Mike Pence can make. Instead of letting himself be used as a stop Palin stooge, he is preparing himself by running for governor — a statewide executive office. After serving as governor, he will be the best candidate for president conservatives can have because the elites and RINOs won’t be able to use his lack of executive experience and lack of statewide office against him.


6 posted on 01/03/2011 8:25:51 PM PST by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Bigtigermike

IIRC, he is the father of three, with the eldest a student at Purdue.

I don’t know the ages of his children, but I think his wife and children maintain their residence in Indiana, so presumably he’s aiming to run for governor.


7 posted on 01/03/2011 8:27:29 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx; Lakeshark

And the “Anybody but Sarah” crowd is deeply saddened!


8 posted on 01/03/2011 8:28:26 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Waryone

It’s good for him.....and yes, he wont be used as a stooge for PDS haters who would just use him to split the primary votes and nothing more.


9 posted on 01/03/2011 8:30:01 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Interesting. My gut feeling on this one is that Pence still has Presidential ambitions. As governor, he’ll add executive branch experience to his lengthy resume from his time in the House.


10 posted on 01/03/2011 8:30:22 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: DemforBush

Of course Pence has higher ambition for the Presidency - but it will not come in 2012 - he has no executive experience, once he gets that done governing the state of Indiana very well then he will be prepared


11 posted on 01/03/2011 8:33:38 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

In my opinion we could right the ship with Palin,Herman & Bolton.


12 posted on 01/03/2011 8:36:16 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Bigtigermike

It would be worth it just to help exit Lugar.


13 posted on 01/03/2011 8:39:44 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Waryone

Yep, very sharp move by Pence. It’s just almost impossible to make that leap from the House to the WH. The governor’s mansion is definitely the best route to take.


14 posted on 01/03/2011 8:42:12 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: gidget7

I would hate to lose him as a Presidential candidate.


15 posted on 01/03/2011 8:52:15 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Bigtigermike

Perhaps Mr.Pence will not have a succesfull experience as Governor of Indiana. IMHO, Mr.Daniels, with all his professional skills, will be a tough act to follow.

As a new Governor, being the number one guy, constantly criticised by the upstate gang in South Bend plus the uncertain future that Obama has set in motion, may expose weaknesses of Mr.Pence. No hiding out in Congress as just one of many.

Is Bayh a possible player for the Indiana Governors office?


16 posted on 01/03/2011 9:04:30 PM PST by UncleSam
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m not sure about the Governor thing. It might be true, and would be a prudent career move for him if he does have designs on the presidency. But the Lincoln Day event is sort of interesting because Lincoln only ever held a House seat before becoming POTUS. Of course it could just be wishful thinking because I really like his politics.


17 posted on 01/03/2011 9:16:20 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Bigtigermike

This Hoosier would be thrilled to have Mike Pence run for governor!


18 posted on 01/03/2011 9:17:50 PM PST by good old days (God bless Sarah Palin.)
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To: Bigtigermike; pissant

This is going to break pissant’s heart.


19 posted on 01/03/2011 11:32:20 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gator113

No. I’m quite confident that even if Pence runs for Guv (my sources tell me he’s leaning to POTUS) there will be a couple of genuine conservative running. In fact, I hope Pence does run for Guv, because then DeMint is far more likely to run for Prez.


20 posted on 01/03/2011 11:34:27 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SoConPubbie
And the “Anybody but Sarah” crowd is deeply saddened!

And where is this crowd?

21 posted on 01/03/2011 11:58:03 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Bigtigermike

Good for Pence, smart move.


22 posted on 01/04/2011 12:00:06 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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