Republican Daniels won't run for president: report

Reuters News
Posted: May 22, 2011 2:08 AM
Republican Daniels won't run for president: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing an email message sent to supporters.

"In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one," it quoted Daniels as saying. "The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry."

The message was sent by Eric Holcomb, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and a close adviser to Daniels, the Times said. It added that another aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, had confirmed its contents.

Daniels was a budget director in the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. He had been expected to announce soon whether he would seek his party's nomination to run against President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in 2012.

(Writing by Eric Walsh)