Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Gubernatorial Shakeup Edition

Jul 28, 2016

How many phone calls did Mitch Daniels get asking him to run for governor again? "Scores," he says.
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As the race to replace Mike Pence on the Indiana heated up, many eyes turned to Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.

How many talks did he have with Republican party insiders who wanted him to walk back into the governor’s office?

You’ll get that answer on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with him.

Also on this month’s program, an interesting hypothetical from the state’s former governor:

Imagine if Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann had not parted ways – reportedly because they differed on the so-called religious freedom bill passed last year.

Mitch Daniels says if Ellspermann hadn’t accepted the top job at Ivy Tech, Indiana might be looking at the possibility of its first female governor at the same time the nation is looking at the possibility of electing its first female president.