Tim Pawlenty’s statement:
Mitch Daniels is a friend of mine and one of the best governors in the country. While he may not be running, he is an intellectual powerhouse and will continue to play a leading role in the Party’s politics and the Nation’s policies. Mitch and I agree that America’s out-of-control national debt is a threat to our nation’s future, and that the next president must restore fiscal responsibility in Washington, DC. Mary and I wish Cheri and Mitch all the best.
Jon Huntsman’s statement to Politico:
Mitch Daniels will be missed in this presidential debate, but his message about the most immediate threat facing our nation — this massive debt — will not go unheard.