Trump Vice President Picked? Campaign Rushes To Deny Reports, But...

July 14, 2016Jul 14, 2016

Donald Trump's campaign is rushing to deny reports that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has already selected his running mate.

Who did he supposedly pick?

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.


Roll Call broke the news minutes ago, claiming they learned it from an unnamed source. The New York Times quickly followed up with a claim that unnamed Trump advisers told national GOP officials that Pence is Trump's pick for vice president.

The Trump campaign, which said earlier that the announcement will be made at 11 a.m. Eastern on Friday, quickly denied that a selection had been made.

Trump's senior communications adviser Jason Miller wrote on Twitter, "A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be making a decision in the future and will be announcing his Vice Presidential pick tomorrow at 11am as planned."

However, the Indy Star out of Pence's home state said that the governor has just dropped his re-election bid for another term as governor, signaling that he has a new job in mind.

Republican Pence 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 fought for tax reform and for protecting religious liberties in the face of growing LGBT influence. He has been running for a second term.

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