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  • Mike Pence Out, Republican Presidential Field Open (how will his decision affect GOP Primaries?)

    01/28/2011 7:06:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2011 | Daniel Foster
    Conservative insiders were not surprised by Indiana Republican Mike Pence’s decision not to run for president in 2012, but all agree his bowing out leaves the GOP nomination — in the phrase used again and again — “wide open.” One source familiar with the effort to recruit Pence tells National Review Online that while Pence “could have united the conservative movement,” his departure leaves a Republican field that “is never going to be as wide-open again.” “In six years or ten years it’s going to be an incredibly full field: The 2012 field is the Washington Nationals. Subsequent fields will...
  • Pence rules out bid for president

    01/27/2011 1:56:44 PM PST · by pissant · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/27/11 | John King
    Three sources close to Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana tell CNN they are told he will announce he is not running for president in 2012 and will instead begin exploring a run for governor. These sources say he has been flattered by the efforts to nudge him into the GOP presidential race but, as one of the sources put it, "he is a realist and kept coming back to questions about the fund-raising." The second source said some around Pence also have reminded him of the difficulty of mounting a presidential campaign from the House, and noted that, at...
  • Conservatives urge Mike Pence to fill GOP 'void'

    01/21/2011 10:03:38 AM PST · by speciallybland · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/2011 | Jonathan Martin
    To understand the dissatisfaction on the right with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls, look no further than Mike Pence. An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement — but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. Nevertheless, a group of longtime Republicans — including former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former Rep. Jim Ryun — are working with a well-connected conservative public relations firm to urge the congressman to head to Des Moines and Manchester instead of Indianapolis and Muncie. Their...
  • Desperately Seeking Mike Pence?

    01/20/2011 11:05:26 AM PST · by pissant · 12 replies
    CBN ^ | 1/20/11 | David Brody
    Mike Pence could become the “Madonna” of 2012. Remember the 1980s movie “Desperately Seeking Susan?” starring the pop icon? (Oy, I may be dating myself.) Well, there is a political movement out there that we might want to start calling, “Desperately Seeking Pence” There’s a “Draft Mike Pence” for president petition that has been put together and is circulating out there. (more on that here) and now there is a separate movement down in South Carolina to get Pence to run. More here. Watch the video below of some South Carolina legislators announcing their support for Pence. We should know...
  • Draft Mike Pence Movement Gaining Steam Among Conservatives

    01/20/2011 11:07:30 AM PST · by pissant · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/20/11 | Mike Falcone
    Less than two weeks before Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., is expected to make an announcement about his political future, conservative leaders are urging him to jump into the 2012 presidential race. Within the last week, at least two draft Mike Pence groups have sprung up, including an effort spearheaded by former Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., and former Reagan administration official Ralph Benko. "Seize this moment, Mike," Ryun, along with conservative leaders L. Brent Bozell, Dick Armey and Morton Blackwell, wrote in a letter they sent to Pence on Thursday. "Now is the time for you, as one of this generation's...
  • Conservatives form movement to draft Rep. Mike Pence for president (what conservatives?)

    01/17/2011 11:01:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/11 | Susan Crabtree / Shane D'Aprile
    Two prominent conservatives have joined forces in an attempt to get Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) into the race for president. A Draft Pence for President movement launched Monday, led by conservative former Rep. Jim Ryun (R-Kan.) and Ralph Benko, who served as an adviser to President Reagan. The pair founded the American President’s Committee, a political action committee dedicated to promoting a Pence presidential bid through the website www.theconservativechampion.org.
  • Signs point to Mike Pence bowing out of presidential race to run for governor

    01/05/2011 7:34:36 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 15/11 | Ed Lasky
    Pundits have been speculating regarding the plans of my favorite Congressman, Mike Pence, after he won the straw poll for President at the Values Voter conference a few months ago and when he resigned as the Chairman of the Republican Conference late last year -citing plans that would detract from his being able to fulfill the duties of that leadership position. Late last year, he told inquiring minds that he would be making his decision regarding his plans early this year. But now the signs are indicating that he intends to run for the governor's office opening up in Indiana...
  • Can Rep. Pence Ride Tea Party To Presidency?

    12/10/2010 5:36:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | December 10, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL
    On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room. The aide shouted back that the room was open — and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no), and Hoosiers were...
  • Pence seems to be leaning toward a White House run

    12/01/2010 7:34:57 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | 12/1/10 | editors
    That's good news for those wanting to hear some fiscal sanity. Indiana 6th District U.S. Rep. Mike Pence has been hinting coyly for months that he might seek higher office. When he quit his House leadership role shortly after winning re-election, that put some substance behind the hints. But which race was he aiming at – the GOP gubernatorial primary or the presidential contest? It now appears it is the White House that Pence seeks, not the governor's mansion. In a major speech this week to the Detroit Economic Club, Pence laid out the major economic course he thinks this...
  • GOP Rep. Mike Pence Comes Out in Favor of the “Flat Tax”...

    11/30/2010 11:57:36 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | Monday, November 29th, 2010 | Brian
    GOP Rep. Mike Pence spoke at the Detroit Economic Club today, and came out fully in favor of the Flat Tax, and called for the United States to abandon “Keynsian spending,” and return to “the practice of free market economics”:
  • Mike Pence Steps Down From House GOP Leadership, Possible 2012 Run

    11/03/2010 10:34:20 PM PDT · by Sonny M · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/3/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Mike Pence, a respected national pro-life leader, is stepping down from his position as chairman of the House Republican Conference one day after a huge win for pro-life and Republican candidates. The move doesn’t come from any problems associated with the incoming Republican leaders or Pence but is seen as a potential step towards a gubernatorial bid in Indiana or a possible 2012 presidential race. Pence has already said he doesn’t believe it’s fair to House Republicans to split his attention between the duties of a leadership post and a potential bid for higher office. Pence informed fellow House...
  • Mike Pence may leave GOP leadership (To run for IN Governor - already touring state)

    10/26/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-26-10 | John Bresnahan
    House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana is considering stepping down from his post in the GOP leadership in preparation for a possible bid for president or governor in 2012. Pence, a darling of the conservative movement, would leave the leadership job with a blunt explanation to colleagues that he can’t commit to a two-year term in House leadership, a source familiar with his deliberations told POLITICO Tuesday. Michael McDaniel, a former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said Pence’s motivations in the state have long been obvious, as he’s made the rounds at Lincoln Day dinners all over...
  • Pence for President in 2012?

    10/04/2010 1:29:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/4/10 | Connie Hair
    House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) was spotted in Iowa over the weekend speaking at just the type of banquet that attracts a presidential candidate: the 10th Annual Friends of the Family Banquet for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and the Iowa Christian Alliance Education Fund. Pence would definitely fit the bill for a strong fiscally conservative candidate with traditional family values. He was the surprise winner of the Family Research Council's Voter Values 2010 Summit in September edging out Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. For those who may be unfamiliar with Pence's solid...
  • Move Over "Palin Power",Here Comes "Pence Power"?Is Mike Pence The Dark Horse?

    09/18/2010 8:35:06 PM PDT · by JohnThune2012 · 49 replies
    So What Do You All Think Of "President Mike Pence"? What A SURPRISE He Won The STRAW POLL!! Amongst all the potential candidates,He appears to be the Most Presidential.In a way,Mike Pence can be described as "The Conservative John Kennedy".The Tea Party Movement is looking for the next Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy.Mike Pence would be an ideal candidate being he represents the Rust Belt.What are your views on Mike Pence,and who would make an ideal VP? Paul Ryan?
  • Pence Remarks at Values Voter Summit in Washington

    09/18/2010 6:30:44 PM PDT · by wmfights · 9 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | September 17, 2010 | Bill Smith
    "Men and women of the Values Voter Summit, we have a mountain to climb. Those who have gone before in your life climbed their mountain. They stood for freedom in harm's way. They demanded a government as good as our people. Now it's our turn. "The time has come to take our stand. We must not be afraid and we must fight for what has always been the source of American greatness: our faith in God and our freedom. "And if we hold that banner high, I believe with all my heart the good and great people of this land...
  • Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll [Palin comes in 5th]

    09/18/2010 2:19:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll By Felicia Sonmez Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) took the top spot Saturday in a presidential straw poll of social conservatives meeting in Washington, a surprise victory over last year's overwhelming favorite, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Pence placed first with 24 percent in the straw poll of 723 social conservatives at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. Huckabee took second place with 22 percent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in third with 13 percent and former House speaker Newt Gingrich took fourth with 10 percent....
  • Pence To Visit New Hampshire In March (Mike Pence Running For President?)

    02/18/2010 9:52:11 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 398+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | February 17, 2010 | Chris Good
    Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) will travel to New Hampshire to address the Hillsborough County GOP Lincoln-Reagan dinner March 19, the county committee announced today. Pence is considered a long-shot (at this point) contender for the White House in 2012; he's been making moves as if he has higher office in mind--he added pollster Kellyanne Conway to his political team recently--and the Republican dance card appears to be full in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN). The trip to New Hampshire will be a definite step in the presidential direction.
  • Pence talks Security, Run for President

    01/08/2010 4:05:51 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 32 replies · 661+ views
    WANE ^ | 1-9-2010 | Matt McCutcheon
    FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE) - Congressman Mike Pence talked to NewsChannel 15’s Matt McCutcheon about a variety of issues in the New Year, including the economy, national security, and a potential run for President in 2012. Despite the Winter Blast Thursday afternoon, Pence held town hall meetings in preparation for the upcoming session on Capitol Hill. In a sit down interview with NewsChannel 15, he said there’s a lot of work to be done during that session. "This is about jobs and spending. The American people are tired of the failed economic policies of this administration and this congress. From...
  • President Mike Pence?

    10/12/2009 4:08:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,590+ views
    Indiana Politics ^ | 10/8/09 | Mike Howey
    There was a spike in the national press interest on the subject this past week after U.S. Rep. Mike Pence wowed the annual conference of the Americans for Prosperity and scheduled a fundraising trip to South Carolina. It followed his appearance at the National Tea Party on the federal mall in August as well as speaking trips to Iowa and California. Roll Call noted that Pence’s campaign staff passed out small cards on the mall featuring his photo above the words “Mike Pence, Standing Strong.” The back of the card invited voters to “Join the Pence Team.”
  • Pence: No plans for 2012 Oval Office run

    10/02/2009 7:07:06 PM PDT · by paltz · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/2/09 | Kerry Picket
    Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) has been doing some traveling to some strategic states these days which raised eyebrows over at Roll Call. : The official purpose of House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence’s (Ind.) trip to South Carolina this month is to attend fundraisers on behalf of his House colleagues. But the trip is fueling speculation that the Indiana Republican is charting a course for higher office.
  • Pence visit revives 2012 talk

    07/08/2009 4:06:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 545+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | 7/8/09 | Jason Hancock
    Ramping up the 2012 speculation this week is Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence, who will visit the Hawkeye State later his month to headline two events. The first, held July 24 in Linn County, will be a picnic and fundraiser for the Republican Party of Iowa. Prior to the event, Pence will tour flood-damaged areas of Cedar Rapids. The next day, Pence will be featured at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s “Conservative Family Picnic” in Sioux City. The event is a fundraiser for King’s 2010 re-election campaign.