Published: Nov 07, 2010 9:13 PM EST
Updated: Nov 07, 2010 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota says repealing President Barack Obama's health care law would be a big part of his platform if he runs for president in 2012.

Pawlenty tells CNN's "State of the Union" he'll decide early next year if he'll get into the race.
That's the same timing for Indiana Rep. Mike Pence. Pence is stepping down as the No. 3 House Republican leader, tells ABC's "This Week" that he's "humbled" by encouragement that he consider running. He says he'll seek guidance from God as he decides his political future.
In September, Pence finished first in a straw poll of social conservatives who were asked to name the person they'd like to see as the 2012 nominee.