(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – It’d be a first for many southeast Indiana residents to have the opportunity to vote their own congressman to the presidency.
Republican Mike Pence (R-Columbus) won re-election in District Six on Tuesday only say Wednesday that he will not serve as the head of the House GOP Conference, the house’s third highest position.
“I have come to realize that it may not be possible to complete an entire term as conference chairman," he said.
Washington insiders are speculating that Pence may run for the White House in 2012. If not that office, he may try to become the next Indiana governor.
Pence, though, has not said much about his future.
“My family and I are going to sit down and consider our future in a prayerful and thoughtful way,” said Pence.
“I’m always very humbled when people recommend our name for higher office, but I have to tell you up until 6:00 (Tuesday) we’ve been completely focused on making sure we elect a new conservative majority in Washington, D.C.”
Pence’s district includes parts of Dearborn and Franklin counties.