Donald Trump Picks Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Running Mate

Donald Trump Picks Mike Pence as VP
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Donald Trump selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, which was welcomed by some conservatives who was against the real estate mogul’s ascendance as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party.

Trump tweeted, “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.”

Shortly after presumptive Republican nominee’s announcement, Pence also tweeted, “”Honored to join @realDonaldTrump and work to make America great again.”

On Friday, Pence’s legal counsel, Matt Morgan filed paperwork with the Indiana’s Secretary of State. He formally withdraw Pence name from the governor race.

Pence has strong ties with top Republican donors

Pence is well-known as a cautious leader, who sticks to the conservative philosophy; a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, smaller government and economic growth. He is also a strong supporter of the military.

Pence have strong relationships with top Republican donors such as the Koch brothers, who were very vocal in criticizing Trump.  Koch Industries spokesman Kenneth Spain confirmed last month that David and Charles Koch will not give any financial contribution for the Republican National Convention (RNC).

A talented messenger for Republican ideas

The Club for Growth, a conservative economic group, told Reuters that Pence has been a strong voice for “free markets and economic liberty” during his term as a member of the House of Representatives.

“Today’s news gives a similar hope that Mike Pence will be effective in pulling the Republican ticket toward economic conservatism and limited government,” according to the group.

On the other hand, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, commented, “Pence is a principled conservative, man of faith, and talented messenger for Republican ideas. His addition to the ticket will bring even more excitement to the voters who are eager to put a Republican in the White House and deny a third term for President Obama’s liberal agenda.”

Trump selected an “incredibly divisive” running mate

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta said Trump doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by picking Pence as his running mate. He also described Pence as an “incredibly divisive” and “known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families.”