Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb is opposing a federal rule that would further protect waterways from the impacts of surface coal mining.
Ellspermann reportedly has been approached about the position being vacated by Tom Snyder.
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will leave for an agriculture trade mission to China on Monday.
Skillman says the state is still doing assessments to apply for more federal assistance.
Governor Daniels says he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Skillman's decision not to run for governor- saying she would have made a "superb" governor.