Just Who Is Trump's Vice President Pick?

Although it has not been confirmed by Donald Trump's campaign, which is still insisting that Trump has not made his selection of a running mate, numerous sources are saying that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate.

A major signal was when the Indy Star, in Pence's home state, reported that he had just ended his re-election bid for governor.

But just who is Mike Pence? He's definitely not as well known as other leading VP considerations like Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, and Jeff Sessions.

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Pence is a Republican and evangelical Christian who began serving as governor in 2013. In the two previous presidential election cycles, he was mentioned as a possible candidate for the top spot. In 2000, Pence was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served multiple terms. He's noted for co-sponsoring a bill that would limit federal spending, for supporting earmark reform, for taking a hardline against illegal immigration, for supporting military action in Iraq, for being pro-Israel, and for opposing same-sex marriage.

As governor, Pence has fought for tax reform and for protecting religious liberties in the face of growing LGBT influence, which has made him a target of liberals in Indiana.

The Hill describes Pence as a "staunch social conservative" and a "deeply religious man." The New York Times describes his personality as opposite to Trump's, calling him "a low-key man largely defined in public life by his Christian faith" with a "laid-back personality."

In the '90s, Pence also hosted a conservative talk radio show. His wife Karen is a former school teacher, his son Michael is a Marine Corps officer, his oldest daughter Charlotte is a documentary filmmaker, and his youngest daughter Audrey is described as a social liberal who does not see eye-to-eye politically with her father.

What do you think of this choice? What else do you know about him?

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