How Much Has the RFRA Actually Hurt Mike Pence?
Amid a firestorm of criticism from gay-rights activists enraged by his signing of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a slew of major media outlets rushed to question Governor Mike Pence’s future political prospects. Politico even went so …
A Pair of Indiana Democrats Throw Their Hats in the Ring
Democrats will have at least one candidate for governor in Indiana; former state House Speaker John Gregg, who left office in 2002 and has spent most of the past decade working as a lobbyist.
Rep. Mike Pence is expected to run …
Which Indiana Democrat Is Willing to Lose to Mike Pence?
Democrats are looking for a gubernatorial candidate in Indiana, where Rep. Mike Pence is expected to run on the Republican side. They just received news that the lefties at Swing State Project characterize as “a major, and unexpected, bummer.”
Of All Possible Flaws of Mike Pence… His TARP Opposition?
Over at FrumForum, Andrew Pavelyev argues that Republicans “dodged a bullet” with Mike Pence’s decision to not run for president; in an e-mail, he mentioned that his post was partially inspired by my disappointed reaction to the Pence news …
Recalling When Mike Pence Looked Like a Promising Presidential Contender
The venue for his decision announcement suggested Mike Pence wasn’t going to run for president, and now his former aides are saying the answer is indeed, “no.”
I spoke to some Pence fans a few days ago.
I find …
Meet the Conservatives Hoping to Sway Mike Pence’s Decision
Will Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) run for president? His allies have indicated in the past that a decision on whether to run for the presidency or the governorship of his home state would come at the end of January.
Let’s Not Overanalyze Mike Pence’s Winter Schedule . . .
It is a strange world when a man failing to schedule events in Iowa or New Hampshire in January and February 2011 is interpreted as a certain sign someone won’t run for president in 2012.
But that, in fact, appears to …
Mike Pence: ‘I Will Not Vote for This Deal.’
Rep. Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican and a man increasingly mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show moments ago:
“I’ve been fighting since last summer to extend all the tax rates . . . We needed to …
Over on the home page, a look at this weekend’s NRA convention as a cattle call for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. I think the GOP official who may have impressed the audience here the most was Indiana Republican Mike Pence.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In past years, some cities have faced a bit of controversy about hosting the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Of course, those who hesitate cut off their noses to spite their wallets: “Organizers …
Mike Pence: ‘Our State Governments Are Not Territorial Outposts of the National Government.’
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence offered very state-focused address at the NRA Convention, touting his state to the audience assembled in Indianapolis’s Lucas Oil Stadium. He mentioned gun rights issues, but offered a broad review of the conservative policies he’…
Is a Pence Gubernatorial Announcement Coming Soon?
A reader in Indiana sends along word:
Pence at a small private fundraising dinner Thursday night:
“. . . we [Karen and he] are strongly considering a run for Governor next year.”
This is his first clear, explicit pronunciation of this — he …
Republican Announces Bid for Indiana Governor
If Mike Pence runs for governor, he’ll have at least one GOP primary opponent: “Former Hamilton County Councilman Jim Wallace says he intends to seek the Republican nomination. Wallace says the next governor needs a business background to continue …
The RGA’s All-Out Sales Pitch for a Pence Gubernatorial Bid
Well, this explains a bit: I’m told that Mike Pence was the first candidate recruitment call that Texas Gov. Rick Perry made as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and that RGA Vice Chairman Bob McDonnell and Executive Director …
Mike Pence’s Presidential Decision Comes Tonight. Sounds Like a ‘No’?
Apparently we will hear from Indiana Republican Mike Pence very, very soon about whether or not he’s running for president in 2012.
Politico says the announcement will appear this evening in the Indianapolis Star.
I can’t help but think …
Mike Pence Met With Mitch Daniels Tuesday
Columbus, Indiana-based WCSI does the forensics on Mike Pence’s upcoming decision, and reports that he met with another Indiana Republican mentioned as a possible candidate:
Sixth district Congressman Mike Pence says the conservative activists publicly lobbying him to run …
How the 2012 GOP Field May Be Shaped By… Becky Skillman.
If you live outside Indiana, you probably have never heard of Becky Skillman. But she could end up having a far-reaching impact on the 2012 Republican field, through a fascinating domino effect.
Skillman is the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, and she …
Mitt Romney, Suddenly Quite Interested in Indiana
Mitt Romney will hand down a new group of endorsements Monday, backing a slate of GOP candidates in the state of Indiana. He’ll endorse former Sen. Dan Coats in the race for Evan Bayh’s open seat, back …
What Will Mike Pence Say About Elena Kagan?
Later today at the NRA convention, Rep. Mike Pence will address the attendees, and he is expected to talk about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. At first glance, it might seem surprising that a House member is talking about a …