Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) is one half of the Republican Hoosiers reportedly mulling a 2012 bid for the White House. (Governor Mitch Daniels is the other, though he’s not making any decisions soon.)

Politico reports that Pence will soon give a high-profile speech at the Detroit Economic Club. It’s a move likely meant to further his name and reputation on the national scene.

Pence, who recently announced he would step down from House leadership, will address the club Nov. 29. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spoke there earlier this year in what he billed as a major economic address.

Pence has been coy on what his future might hold, but in stepping down as chairman of the House Republican Conference, he acknowledged that his ambitions lay far beyond the House. He’s rumored to be eyeing a gubernatorial bid or a potential White House run in 2012.

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