Donald Trump to Name Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His VP

After a day of speculation about who might join Trump atop the Republican Party's presidential ticket, Trump tweets on Thursday night: "In light of the terrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement".

The Donald's trump card may be the selection of a vice presidential running mate who can reassure the twitchy conservative base. Each candidate appeared with Trump at campaign stops, auditioning for the running mate spot.

The real estate mogul is slated to announce his decision Friday at 11 a.m.in NY, and multiple sources have said Trump's shortlist is down to Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Gingrich.

The Pence campaign has all the paperwork prepared and ready to file in order to meet the deadline in case he is tapped by Trump.

Within moments, despite somewhat shaky evidence, Pence became a trending topic on Twitter and the subject of unlimited name-themed groaners.

Who Is He? Originally from Columbus, Indiana, the Republican Governor was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as Chairman of the House Republican conference and Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

Trump said Thursday evening he's postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning.

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In addition to Pence, Trump's shortlist included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to people familiar with the candidate's thinking.

Ryan tells reporters Thursday, "I hope that he picks a good movement conservative".

Sources had told Reuters earlier that Mr Trump had been leaning toward Mr Pence but cautioned that he could still change his mind. But I'm going to announce it tomorrow at eleven, Michael. Pence is in IN, where he was spotted going for a bike ride with his wife in the morning.

"I haven't made my final, final decision", Trump said on Fox News Channel.

After months of turmoil, scandal and staff reshuffles, Trump's campaign got a shot in the arm on Thursday as a poll put him level with Clinton. The New Jersey governor, 53, quickly endorsed Trump after ending his own presidential bid, stunning many of his supporters. As governor, he faced major political backlash over his decision to sign into law a "religious freedom" measure that infuriated major businesses that saw it as anti-LGBT.

This year, he was the target of a mocking social media campaign by women outraged at a law he signed creating new restrictions on abortions.

The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who's stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio. He was among the first Republicans to embrace the tea party on Capitol Hill.

Pence was up for gubernatorial re-election in IN this year.

Mr Pence and Mr Trump met on Wednesday at the governor's residence in Indianapolis.

"It's not going to help him no matter who it is", the Nevada Democrat told CNN's Manu Raju on Thursday.

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