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J&C: Daniels Will Not Lobby For Purdue — For Now

Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana

Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels has the go-ahead from the state’s top ethics official to lobby on Purdue University’s behalf at the statehouse if he chooses. But the Lafayette Journal & Courier‘s Eric Weddle reports Daniels will stay in West Lafayette this session as lawmakers debate higher education funding — it would be too awkward, he says.

However, Daniels told the J&C, “the time will come when it is appropriate” for him to return to his old stomping grounds. More from Weddle:

Mitch Daniels is keeping away from his old stomping ground for a while. The new Purdue University president will not lobby the General Assembly this session for the university’s 2013-15 appropriations and other requests. Daniels, who became president last week after two terms as governor, said it would be too awkward to go before former colleagues in his new job this soon.

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