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Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels writing book

Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels speaking in Washington in February. (Jose Luis Magana - AP)
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, a two-term Republican, will publish a book this fall.

Daniels will “address America’s urgent need for limited but more effective government, fiscal discipline at all levels, increased liberty for individuals, and a restoration of our national greatness,” said his publisher, Sentinel, in a press release.

While Daniels is said to be giving serious thought to running as a Republican presidential candidate in 2012, a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found him largely unknown among Republican voters.

“The idea of writing a book came together well before anybody suggested to me that I was a candidate for anything,” Daniels told the AP. “I can’t keep people from leaping to that conclusion, but they’d be wrong.”

Even so, Daniels finds himself in the same company as other possible contenders. Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin have all released books recently.

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