Mike Pence Won't Run for President Indiana congressman looks to governor's mansion By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Jan 27, 2011 5:38 PM CST 12 comments Comments Indiana Rep. Mike Pence addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Birmingham, Mich., Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Newser) – Scratch one off the list: Mike Pence says he won't run for president in 2012. The conservative congressman from Indiana told supporters of his decision in a letter, reports the Indianapolis Star. "In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana," wrote Pence and wife Karen. "We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012." The Star thinks it's a "virtual certainty" he will instead run for governor to succeed Mitch Daniels, another name being tossed around on the GOP's 2012 list.