INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The speaker of the Indiana House isn't backing a proposal to change state law so that fellow Republican Gov. Mike Pence could run both for re-election and the White House in 2016.
Speaker Brian Bosma said Tuesday he didn't think it was good policy to allow elected officials to seek multiple positions at the same time.
Pence earlier in the day called the bill a “well-intentioned distraction'' but said nothing to discourage it.
The bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel would allow a sitting governor or state lawmaker to simultaneously seek re-election and election to a federal office.
Pence has stoked speculation that he'll enter the 2016 Republican presidential race. He says he'll make a decision after the legislative session ends in April.