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.”

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find Howey on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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Ok Howey. Mr Trump wants our troops at home and wants to end our involvement in future wars that Mattis would have liked to drag us into. How shameful of him to not want constant war and American men and women coming home in body bags or with horrible injuries both physical and emotional. How shameful of him indeed.

Coats was a mistake from the start and slithered back into the swamp. His wife wanted to stay in Washington and enjoy the swamp’s lifestyle.

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