Mike Pence on Running for Higher Office: We’ll See What the Future Holds


Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, who has been a CPAC regular but whose popularity has skyrocketed since Obama’s has declined, was kind enough to visit the blogger’s lounge this afternoon to take questions.

Unsurpringly, the only thing anyone seemed interested in asking today was about whether the Congressman would be running for another office. President in 2012? Senate to replace Democrat Evan Bayh? Governor to succeed Mitch Daniels?

While Pence didn’t seem to rule any option out but the presidency in 2012, he repeated the fact that he was going to “let the future play out”.

We prayed about it, and my family and I decide that I could help the people of Indiana the most right now by staying on as a Congressman. I do hope to help Indiana on a broader level in the future.

I believe there is a 100% chance that Republicans will take over the House this year, and I want to be around to help this cause.

Not only is is essential that we get a Republican majority in the House, we also need to get a CONSERVATIVE majority in the house.

Can we expect to see Mike running for something bigger any time soon?

As for the future, I’m going to let it play out. We’ll see.

If I can speak on behalf on everyone in the audience, we are certainly looking forward to “the future.”


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