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Reports: Daniels to take top job at Purdue

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It looks like you can cross Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) off your list of potential vice presidents for Mitt Romney.

Daniels will be tapped by Purdue University as its next president on Thursday, according to multiple local reports. Daniels is reportedly expected to serve out his term, which ends in January 2013, and assume the job then.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Obama on Feb. 27. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Daniels’s office is not commenting on the reports, and neither is Purdue. Past and current advisers to the governor also declined to confirm the news to The Fix. The school has, however, said that its new president will hold a press conference on Friday.

The Indianapolis Star notes that the school must post a public notice today about the vote if it intends to elect Daniels on Thursday, so we should have some confirmation by the end of the day.

Daniels passed on a presidential bid of his own this year and has also shunned any talk that he would be Romney’s running mate. But that hasn’t stopped the popular governor from gracing the list of frontrunners on many analysts’ list of vice presidential contenders.

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