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     Just hours after the Republicans won the majority in the House of Representatives, while John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Mitch McConnell strategized the leadership roles of the next Congress, Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence followed through on an earlier rumor to resign as the Chairman of the House Republican Conference Committee:

“As we consider new opportunities to serve Indiana and our nation in the years ahead, I have come to realize that it may not be possible to complete an entire term as Conference Chairman,” Pence said in a letter to colleagues. “As such, I think it would be more appropriate for me to step aside now, especially since there are other talented men and women in our Conference who could do the job just as well or better.”

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As had been reported, many believe that this is Pence’s first step toward a potential run for the Presidency in 2012.