Congressman Pence Back In District

By Maureen Mespell

January 28, 2011 Updated Jan 28, 2011 at 6:42 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- Sixth District Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is back in the district one day after announcing he will not make a run for the White House.

In a letter to supporters, Pence says he feels he should continue serving the people of Indiana.

But Pence did not directly say whether he's running for Governor. Some political experts feel the Governor's seat is a stepping stone.

Andy Downs of the Downs Center, says, "In this day, if you are the nominee and you lose, the likelihood of the getting the nomination the next time around is pretty slim. So for him, I am sure he has been looking pretty carefully at polling data in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina and in other states. He has determined that getting the nomination, let alone winning the White House is much lower than getting the chance for the Governor's Office here."

A decision on the 51 year old Republican's future is expected to be announced later this year.

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