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A Republican businessman from suburban Indianapolis says he's exploring the possibility of running for Indiana governor in 2012.

Jim Wallace of Fishers wrote in a letter to state and local GOP officials that his experiences in business and in public service have trained him for the challenges of leading Indiana. He says he'll be "embarking on a series of meetings" to understand the state's needs and how he can help.

Wallace could face an uphill battle for the Republican nomination if U.S. Rep. Mike Pence decides to run. Pence recently said he will not run for president in 2012, but many expect him to run for governor.

Term limits prevent current Gov. Mitch Daniels from seeking a third term, and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is not seeking the office.

Wallace runs Indianapolis-based TWG Capital, which provides loans to insurance agents.

A West Point and Harvard University graduate, he worked at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield as vice president of strategy in the early 1990s and as chief of staff at Conseco Health in the late 1990s before founding TWG.
 

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  • ANYONE BUT PENCE
    I AGREE WITH BDJ
  • Anyone but Pence
    Nice to see someone else with experience interested in the race. I haven't voted for the Dems in the governors before, however if Pence is the choice I will this time. Anyone but Pence please.
  • check his background
    isn't this the same guy that threatened to murder his wife - all recorded by police wire?

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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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