Ind. governor's wife mum about White House plans

May 13, 2011 - 2:29 AM
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First lady Cheri Daniels walks to the podium after being greeted by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels before she speaks at the state Republican Party fundraiser in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels isn't giving any hints about whether her husband is running for president.

Daniels told about 1,000 people gathered for a Republican fundraiser Thursday night in Indianapolis that if they were there for politics, they wouldn't get it from her.

The speech from Gov. Mitch Daniels' wife was closely watched since it was a rare high-profile appearance in a political setting for a woman known for her aversion to the spotlight. She focused more on less-weighty topics, such as her love of the state fair and all things farming.

The governor said again that he hasn't made up his mind on running for the White House. But he got plenty of support from the state party, which handed out green signs that read: "Run Mitch Run."