Donald Trump selects Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as running mate

Posted July 14

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, according to the Indianapolis Star.

According to CNN, Trump officially offered Pence the slot Thursday evening and Pence accepted.

Other national media organizations, including NBC News, and The New York Times, say Trump is "leaning" toward Pence but has not made a decision.

Trump was expected to make an official announcement about the selection of his running mate Friday, but decided to delay it following the truck attack in Nice, France.

Speculation has been widespread in recent days about who Trump would select, with the finalists emerging as Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Pence is running for re-election, but Indiana law prevents him from seeking two offices at once. He faces a Friday deadline to withdraw from the governor's race.

Trump was making his final decision from California, where he is scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers at a distance from many of his closest advisers.

All three of the finalists have had extensive conversations with Trump and his family in recent days.


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  • James Henderson Jul 14, 7:12 p.m.
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    Or maybe people posting with false facebook accounts. In any case, it looks like textbook christian behavior to me.

  • Marilyn Loftin Jul 14, 5:51 p.m.
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    Oh yes they will vote for him. You must be thinking about the liberal false Christians.

  • Lance Boyle Jul 14, 5:42 p.m.
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    MARILYN LOFTIN I am not sure what aspect of his behavior represents anything remotely Christian. Thinking Christians will not vote for him. I guess his pass may fall in the category of Grace....

  • Aiden Audric Jul 14, 5:20 p.m.
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    Ding ding ding! Exactly. Look what Pence did to his own state... matches Trump's random rants pretty well.

  • Demute Sainte Jul 14, 4:14 p.m.
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    Excellent choice!

    Pence is well known for taking a stand against the GOP establishment AND being a true conservative in every way.
    His Congressional and Gubernatorial experience will help Trump deal with the political aspects of the two parties.


  • Marilyn Loftin Jul 14, 4:06 p.m.
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    Thank God!!! Now Christians can't wait to vote for him.

  • Robert Cassas Jul 14, 3:12 p.m.
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    Into the gutter?

  • Aiden Audric Jul 14, 2:50 p.m.
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    Perfect match for his VP, based on the direction Trump wants to take this country.