From the Indy Star:
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence shut the door today on a run for the presidency, but left wide open the likelihood that he’ll seek a different office: Governor of Indiana.
“In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana,” Pence, R-Columbus, said of himself and wife Karen in a letter being sent to supporters. “We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.”
he telegraphed his interest in the governorship by focusing on Indiana in his letter, saying his “calling is closer to home.”
He will now “be traveling across the state to listen and learn about how Hoosiers think we might best contribute in the years ahead.”