By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Rep. Mike Pence ended months of speculation Thursday when he announced he will run for Indiana governor in 2012, a move that quickly positioned him as a favorite to succeed Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence ended lengthy speculation Thursday in announcing his bid for Indiana governor, saying his conservative principles would appeal to voters beyond his party and guide the state well.
"Victims of rape are victims of an extremely violent act, and mine is not a violent God," said Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker, who describes himself as a pro-life Catholic. "Do we need any more proof that Richard Mourdock is an extremist who's out of touch with Hoosiers?"
"We welcome Rupert to the race if he decides to run. It'll be nice to have someone else on the campaign trail who spends all his time in Indiana, not in Washington, D.C.," he said.