Ind. Gov. Daniels Not Running for President

Sunday, May 22, 2011  |  Updated 9:44 AM CDT
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Ind. Gov. Daniels Not Running for President

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FILE - In this April 30, 2011 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks during a news conference in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination.

In a middle-of-the-night message on Sunday, Daniels said he was taking the advice of his family and would skip a White House bid.

"The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry," the e-mail read.

Daniels told his friends and supporters he ultimately decided he wasn't willing to sacrifice his family's privacy. He thanked his friends for their support and joked he wants to hear how they think "an obscure Midwestern governor might make a constructive contribution to the rebuilding of our economy and our republic."

Sources close to the two-term Indiana governor confirmed the e-mail's authenticity.

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