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Mike Pence (left) with Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Indiana.
PENCE PICKED

Donald Trump tells Twitter that Indiana governor Mike Pence is his running mate

By Jake Flanagin

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced on Twitter Friday morning (July 15) what had been all but officially confirmed: Indiana governor Mike Pence would be his running mate in the 2016 general election.

Trump had previously intended to announce his vice presidential pick at a news conference scheduled for Friday morning, but he postponed the event after the terror attacks in Nice, France, Thursday night. Instead, he tweeted out the news this morning:

The choice, reports say, had come down to Pence and former Speaker of the House and 2012 Republican primary candidate Newt Gingrich.