Trump leans toward selecting Indiana governor for VP slot

Although speculation has centered on former House Speaker and Georgia Republican New Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as likely candidates to become presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, an unexpected Trump campaign stop in Indianapolis has shifted hypothesizing to Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Governor Pence, who previously endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is expected to join Trump at a campaign rally Monday in Westfield, IN, north of downtown Indianapolis.

James Bopp, an Indiana delegate to the GOP convention and close ally of Pence told the Washington Times Trump’s surprise addition of Monday’s rally in Indiana nearly certifies Pence as the running mate.

Mr. Trump has also reportedly considered retired General Michael Flynn and current Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, but until late last weekend attention remained focused on former House Speaker Gingrich.

*Correction РTrump will campaign with Gov. Pence on Tuesday in Westfield, Indiana.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also told the Washington Post Monday that he has narrowed his VP short-list to five candidates and will decide on a running mate by the end of the week.


[Washington Times] [Indianapolis Star] [Photo courtesy National Review]