Steve Carter Weighs Bid for Governor

February 4th, 2011 at 10:39 am by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

Former GOP Attorney General Steve Carter is “giving serious consideration” to a run for governor.  That according to Brent Embrey, who is helping Carter assess 2012 possibilities.

Embrey says Carter has received unsolicited support to run and would like to serve the public again in some capacity.  He argues that Carter served as a “good conservative in the executive branch” and therefore would be a good successor to Mitch Daniels.  Embrey says Carter’s considerations are not a commentary on Mike Pence but also says that a potential Pence nomination in 2012 should not be a “coronation.”

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5 Responses to “Steve Carter Weighs Bid for Governor”

  1. Lisa says:

    He would be a great candidate. He seems to generally take a moderate approach, which I think will appeal to more voters than a Pence ticket.

  2. When I worked in state government, the Daniels’ agency heads complained about the do nothing Attorney General’s Office under Steve Carter. There is a reason why Gov. Daniels found another candidate (Jon Costas) rather than agree to see Carter’s Lt. Greg Zoeller elevated. We all wanted change in the AG’s office. Zoeller is better, but not much so.

    I know what in Stere Carter’s history possibly suggests he is a “moderate” as Lisa claims.

  3. [...] race for Indiana Governor looks like it’s going to get more crowded.  My colleague Jim Shella at WISH-TV Channel 8 says former Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter may get into the race.   [...]

  4. Kenn Gividen says:

    Barring some unknown (and unlikely) closet skeletons, the moniker “Governor Pence” will soon be common.

    You may as well attempt to stop a charging bull with a fly swatter.

  5. T.H. Paine says:

    Two things:

    1. Those who think Pence is an automatic shoe-in could be in for a surprise. That is the same thing that Hillary Clinton thought.

    2. Can Steve Carter make up his mind? We elected him to an office and quit. I don’t recall much of an explanation either.