Eyewitness News spoke to Congressman Mike Pence about his decision not to run for US Senate. The long-time Hoosier representative was being courted for a possible Senate run to challenge Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).
“In my role as chairman of the House Republican Conference, we have some unfinished business here. We have an opportunity to help lead Republicans to a majority in 2010 and I believe we can,” Pence said.
Pence said it wasn’t about personal ambition or political opportunity. “We tried to look at it from a standpoint of where we could make the most difference.”
Pence said that meant staying at his current post. He did express gratitude for the support he got from Hoosiers all over the state.