Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s VP pick

by Tony Cook, James Briggs and Chelsea Schneider |  |  published on July 15, 2016

Donald Trump acknowledged via Twitter on Friday what the IndyStar confirmed Thursday: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be his running mate.

Gov. Mike Pence is dropping his re-election bid in Indiana to become Donald Trump’s running mate.

IndyStar confirmed shortly after noon Thursday that Trump is planning to announce Pence as his selection for vice president. Several national news outlets, including CNN and ABC News, later reported Trump had offered the post to Pence and he had accepted, ending a weekslong casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.

Trump had been scheduled to formally announce his pick at a news conference in Manhattan at 11 a.m. Friday, but delayed the event in the wake of an attack in Nice, France, that left more than 70 people dead.

The delay could leave Pence, who had already traveled to New York, in political limbo. He faces a noon Friday deadline to withdraw from the governor’s race to allow Indiana Republican leaders to select a replacement candidate.

  • David Gearhart

    Trump is in the genius range and has been able to keep his businesses growing. He will bring rationality to our government. He is a capitalist, which is all about individuality, a government controlled by the people. Not the democrats socialism, government control of the people. Hillary has said that the people were to dumb too think for themselves. She and Obama hate the bourgeois, which is the working middle class. In socialism, there is no middle class, the poor are easier to control by the socialist government and their elites. The poor have to rely on the government hand outs to survive, they have no resources to use against the government. Only 47% of our available work force is working. Our gross national produce is a negative for the first time. Our credit rating has been lowered twice. Obama and Hillary are the same socialist failures. The banks crashing and wall street crash was Bill Clinton and the Democrats black mailed the banks into giving minorities loans that they couldn’t afford. President Bush went to the democrats 9 times to tell them to stop before it crashed our economy. Hillary will continue to destroy our country for the socialist one world government to control us. Then we too can be a failure like the EU.

  • justinwachin

    I look forward to working to help the Trump Pence team win in November. On their worst day, this team will be better for America than Hillary Clinton.

    The next president will likely place 5 justices on the Supreme Court. If Hillary is the one given that task our nation’s justice system will be corrupted for decades to come.

  • Steve Gross

    Arm yourself despite the left wing lunatics. Disarm the public like Hitler did? Not while I’m alive.

    • Retired

      That is the UN plan along with the Clintons and Obamas.

  • Steve Gross

    Find a Trump website & donate something.

  • Steve Gross

    Now we MUST kick Hillary’s ass and put her in jail where she belongs the crook.. Then prosecute the community organizer. He’s nearly destroyed our country.

    • Anouk

      Great idea! When are we going to start? The sooner the better.

      • Retired

        Nov. election, rid us of the trash.

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    • pmbalele

      The article was right – Trump has an IQ of 99. That explains of whom he has picked as VP. Pence! Trump is done – he better goes home to NY to his wives. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence looks like a retard to me. Look he is short and fat like Trump. Compare that with Obama pick – Joe Biden. Both are tall and good looking. Americans love to elect good looking presidents. Trump/Pence ticket is done as a failure. GOP might as well fold and go home. Let’s prepare for Hillary to take over from President Obama. Vote for Hillary on November 8 at 9 am. I will love to see Hillary confront TPs and Repubs moron in Congress. They know Hillary is nonsense. She will tell them off like what she did with Benghazi hearing. John McCain and Trey Gowdy came of the hearing room whining: “She too hawkish; we cannot stand her. That exactly what TPs and Repubs deserve. To be shut-down and she will. I cannot wait January to see Hillary back in the WH telling Repubs and TPs how to behave.

      • Janet Hall

        You are what is known as The Village Idiot. With a name such as yours, it seems you would be happier back home with the rag heads. Don’t let the door knob hit you in the a$$……..

        • pmbalele

          May be I am blind. -Do you see Pence is a moron and ugly. We don’t want ugly people to live or visit the WH.

      • Rodney Steward

        My God, I wouldn’t talk about ANYBODIES IQ, and she’s counting on the vote of the uninformed idiots! Does that box get heavy??

        • pmbalele

          Trump is done as WH wannabe. He has picked an ugliest guy for VP. Pence is a loser and we are told he is hated in his home state.

          • Rodney Steward

            No one is a bigger loser and has more blood on their hands that Hellary, and talk about ugly, no wonder Billy-Bob got his goods in other places!!

      • Worried Vet

        Freaking liberal kool-aid drinking idiot. Hillary is the most corrupt person. To ever run and you want to give her more power. People like you is why this country is failing and will fail all together if she wins. Unless your best buds with hillary who will take care of you when she breaks the Country.

      • “He better goes home?” You better go to school to learn proper English before you criticize people! “Americans love to elect
        good-looking presidents?” In that case Hilarious Hilary is a loser! Anybody ever see her legs?Always covered up. Why? She can’t afford dresses??

        • pmbalele

          So you want Trump first lady or his ladies in the WH. You have to learn how to behave. Trump’s wife nude pictures are everywhere on internet today. Is this the kind of moral or family values you TPs and Pence are preaching. We will find more about Pence. Now we are told he is a racist, sexist, bigot and religous fanatics. These chase women all the time

      • Anouk

        Short, Fat… Yep! You are so right. Thanks to you for your perfect description of the corrupted liar Hillary. But you forgot to add how dumb and boring she also is.
        BTW, Trump is not short. He is 6 foot 4 and certainly better looking than the big ears bony Muslim we have in the WH.
        What about the multiple facelifts Joe Biden have had, making him looks like a ghost.
        You also forgot Nancy Pelosi who can’t even smile. Her face was pulled so often, she looks more like she wears a Dracula mask.
        Great bunch of liberal clowns.

      • Puriah

        Don’t know if you are or not, but you sound like you’re on crack…

      • louann

        I was looking at the internet and seen people who
        were mowed over buy a Hugh truck. Women/children
        men.old people/ young / I have seen heads cut off/ people
        cut in half/ cages of people put in water to drown to death./
        people dumped in acid. Child rape. Then Hillary won ?I sceamed
        and screamed. she said I want millions of these Islamic terrorist.
        I then pucked .almost died. O then I woke up .thank God
        it was just a nightmare.

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