Becky Skillman not running for in governor in 2012

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.

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