Multiple sources are reporting Donald Trump will choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket. Roll Call and The Wall Street Journal are citing Republican sources. Trump will formally make the announcement Friday morning at 11:00 in New York City. The governor joined Trump Tuesday for a campaign rally in Westfield, and met with him further on Wednesday.
Before being elected governor, Pence served 12 years in the United States House of Representatives, including as chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009-2011.
Last weekend, The Washington Times reported Republican insiders were "convinced" that Pence would be the pick, citing reports that Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) asked for legal advice on running for governor. Pence has until Friday to decide whether to continue his campaign for a second term as Indiana governor or step aside, potentially to run alongside Trump.
If Pence steps aside, the State Republican Central Committee will pick a new nominee to run for governor on the November ballot against Democrat John Gregg. Selections rumored to be under consideration include Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88), Congressman Todd Rokita (R-4) and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb.
For his part, Pence spent this morning at the Innovation Showcase in Speedway, detailing a $1 billion investment to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation throughout Indiana.