According to media reports, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) has selected Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) to be his vice presidential running mate.
Pence was elected governor of Indiana in 2012 and is serving his first term. He previously served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Indiana’s second (2001-2003) and sixth (2003-2013) congressional districts. He is generally considered to be a staunch conservative and has been associated with the ‘Tea Party’ movement within the Republican Party.
Although CBS News, Roll Call, and the New York Times have all indicated that Pence is the VP pick, the Trump campaign itself has not confirmed those reports and seemingly intends to move forward with a previously scheduled vice presidential announcement tomorrow morning. The Indianapolis Star also confirmed that Pence has dropped his reelection bid in Indiana and will join the Trump presidential campaign.
Trump and Pence are expected to be formally nominated by the Republican Party at the Republican National Convention, which will be held next week (July 18-21) in Cleveland, Ohio.