A proposal has been overturned to change a state law for Governor Pence, so he could run for both Indiana governor and U.S. president in 2016. Under the current law, Pence isn't allowed to run for both offices at the same time. Pence said he wasn't aware of that restriction and Senate Republican David Long said he doesn't owe anyone an immediate decision on whether he will run for U.S. president. The Indiana Democratic Party criticized Pence for not denouncing the effort altogether. A proposal to change the law was turned down and House Speaker Brian Bosma told the Journal Gazette, it isn't good policy, allowing elected officials to seek multiple positions at the same time.