Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made his decision public today, announcing he had chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate.
The announcements came within hours of a deadline for Pence to decide on whether to keep his name on the ballot for the governors mansion, or have it on the ballot for vice-president.
Pence, who is wrapping up his first term as governor of the Hoosier State. Some of his most notable accomplishments as governor include the removal of Common Core curriculum in the state education system and creating a $2 billion surplus in the state’s coffers.
Trump tweeted shortly after 11am this morning “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.”
No statement from Governor Pence was released.
Hoosiers will now have a clean slate when they head to the polls in November. Lt. Governor Eric Halcomb released a statement today that he will seek the top office in the state in November. Whoever the GOP candidate is, will face Democrat John Gregg.