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May 22, 2011 Even if Daniels had entered the race, the contest for the nomination promised to be fierce since Romney appears to really believe he should be president at least as much as many in his party really believe he shouldn't.
May 22, 2011 I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," he told supporters in an e-mail. "The interests and wishes of my family" won out. He is a favorite of many in the GOP establishment.
May 5, 2011 At a Washington appearance this week, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels left the impression that he still wasn't certain about whether he will run for the Republican Party presidential nomination.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
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April 29, 2011 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' decision to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood will increase speculation that he plans a White House run. It could help him in the early primaries where social conservatives play a big role but hurt him in a general election.
February 28, 2011 At a White House lunch, Obama toyed with GOP governors past and present thought to want his job. He told them to make themselves at home though not literally. He also reminded everyone that a possible opponent for his job, Mitt Romney, had enacted health care legislation.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in West Virgina on Oct. 30, 2010.
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December 28, 2010 "What you really want to be is the candidate who emerges toward the end of 2011," says Mike Murphy, and if Palin can "fascinate the media for nine months" before then, that's fine.
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