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

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Mike Pence (left) with Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Indiana.
  • Jake Flanagin
By Jake Flanagin

Reporter

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

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.

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