POLITICS
11/08/2010 08:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Pence To Decide On 2012 Presidential Run After 'Seeking Counsel' From Lord

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) briefly addressed his potential plans to mount a 2012 presidential run Sunday, saying that he'd consider it next year, but only after "seek[ing] counsel" from the Lord.

"Well, look, we've been very humbled by the encouragement we've received back in Indiana and around the country," Pence told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week." "We're intent on taking the coming weeks to prayerfully consider that, to wait on the Lord, to seek counsel, and after the first of the year, we'll make a decision."

Pence recently stepped down from his position as GOP Conference Chair, sparking a disputed rivalry between Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Jeb Hensarling (Texas) to determine a scion.

Though some reports from people close to the Congressman suggest that Pence is more likely to run for Governor of Indiana in 2012, others are still convinced that he will be mounting a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination instead.

Pence finished first in a straw poll gauging potential GOP candidates at the Value Voters Summit earlier this year. Former Arkansas Gov. and minister Mike Huckabee came in second in the poll, which listed "abortion, government spending, repeal of Obama's health overhaul, protection of religious liberty and national security" as the participants' primary concerns.