Potential options for Republicans seeking to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012 narrowed as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels , a favorite of his party’s establishment, said he wouldn’t seek the nomination.
Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels said Democratic “extremism” promotes a “pro-poverty policy” by hindering U.S. energy development, blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and backing costly environmental regulations.
Former Governor Mitch Daniels argued for years that Indiana had too much local government -- a costly maze of overlapping townships, taxing districts and city and county entities that took shape before the Civil War. The Republican even recruited his Democratic predecessor to help make the case.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana said his party’s presidential candidates must get specific on how they would reduce the federal budget deficit, suggesting that has to include tax increases.