Trump announces Indiana governor as VP pick

2016-07-15 17:10
Indiana Governor Mike Pence. (Darron Cummings, AP)

Indiana Governor Mike Pence. (Darron Cummings, AP)

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Washington - Republican White House candidate Donald Trump on Friday announced Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, as his choice for vice president, ending weeks of intense speculation and putting a conservative stalwart on the ticket.

"I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my vice presidential running mate," Trump posted on Twitter.

The AP reported that the staunchly conservative Pence, who is 57, served six terms in Congress before being elected governor and could help Trump navigate Capitol Hill.

He's well-regarded by evangelical Christians, particularly after signing a law that critics said would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons.

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