Mike Pence accepts Republican VP nomination

2016-07-21 07:54
Indiana Governor Mike Pence. (Darron Cummings, AP)

Indiana Governor Mike Pence. (Darron Cummings, AP)

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Cleveland - Indiana Governor Mike Pence accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination at a tumultuous party convention in Cleveland on Wednesday, describing his running mate Donald Trump as a "good man."

"I am deeply humbled by your confidence," Pence told delegates, still reeling from a night of high drama and political infighting over Trump's anointment as the party's White House candidate.

Pence, 57, said he "joined this campaign in a heartbeat" because Republicans nominated Trump, a man "who never quits, who never backs down."

The conservative evangelical Christian and former congressman could serve to steady Trump's heaving and swaying campaign ship and reassure voters alarmed by Trump's rhetoric.

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