Gathering for dinner in 2015 at the governor’s retreat, Brown County State Park’s Aynes House, Gov. Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats came to some career conclusions. Pence decided he would not seek the presidency in 2016 and Coats opted against reelection.
“We talked about the future and where God might lead each of us,” Coats explained to author Bob Woodward in the book “Rage” released earlier this month. “We prayed that God would be clear and I think I raised the question that we should pray for clarity.”