As was the case when rumors were flying about the Governor trying to dissuade White from assuming, names are floating for a potential White replacement, including Sens. Connie Lawson (R) and Jim Banks (R); former Reps. Luke Messer (R), Dan Dumezich (R), Jackie Walorski (R), and David Yount (R); former Department of Natural Resources director Kyle Hupfer; Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Chair Mark Massa; and mayors Jon Costas (R) of Valparaiso and Wayne Seybold (R) of Marion. Front-runner: Messer if he wants it.Any other names?
Friday, March 04, 2011
Possible Charlie White Successors
Speculation on who Gov. Mitch Daniels might appoint as Secretary of State should Charlie White voluntarily resign or be forced from office under a plea bargain agreement or guilty verdict has commenced. Ed Feigenbaum tosses out these names in the latest edition of the Indiana Daily Insight: