Posted by Amy Kelch - email
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAVE) - Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman said she won't be running for governor in 2012.
Skillman said on December 20 that a recent physical exam revealed minor health issues and that she had decided it would be best to avoid the additional stress of a gubernatorial campaign.
Skillman also said the health issues won't interfere with her duties as lieutenant governor. She didn't disclose what the problem was.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels released a statement saying, "Since we citizens won't be fortunate enough to experience it, take it from me that Becky would have made a superb governor, ready in every respect and Hoosier to her core."
Congressman Mike Pence has also been mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor.