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Barbour, Daniels to wait until spring to decide on WH bid

SAN DIEGO -- Speaking to reporters at the Republican Governors Association meeting here, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said they were planning to wait until the spring to make up their minds about running for president in 2012.

Barbour said that any decision wouldn't come until after his state's legislative session concluded in April or May. One benefit to waiting, he observed: "The later you start, the less money you'll spend."

Is he thinking about a White House bid? "I am," Barbour replied. "I've begun to talk about it."

As for Daniels, he too said he wanted to spend the next five to six months working with his state's legislature for "another round of big reforms."

"That takes you into April," Daniels said, adding that any decision would not come sooner than that.