Up until a week ago, it looked like it was going to be Newt Gingrich, but today, the Indy Star confirms that it's Gov, Pence. Trump said 2 weeks ago in Cincinnati that Newt will be somewhere in his cabinet if he wins the White House.
INDY Star reported:
Gov. Mike Pence is dropping his re-election bid in Indiana to become Donald Trump’s running mate.
IndyStar has confirmed that Trump plans to announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending a weeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.
Trump's national campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said "a decision has not been made." A formal announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in Manhattan.
The long-awaited decision upends the political landscape in Indiana and at least partially remakes the Trump campaign in Pence’s image.
In Pence, Trump has added a social conservative who GOP strategists say will reassure rank-and-file Republicans that Trump can be trusted to pursue their interests. Veteran political observers say Pence, a former U.S. House member and chairman of the House Republican Conference, will provide a disciplined counter to Trump’s improvisational campaign style. Pence also brings fundraising power and credibility on a wide range of policy issues that are important to conservatives.
Trump's choice of Mike Pence is an early one---
George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle on August 16, 1988
W. named Dick Cheney on July 25th 2000
Bob Dole chose Jack Kemp on August 10, 1996
John McCain picked Sarah Palin on August 29, 2008
Romney tapped Paul Ryan for VP on August 12, 2012
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