Last Updated on July 26, 2016 by cassnetwork
After several days of speculation, Donald Trump tweeted this morning:
Facing a noon deadline, Pence filed the paperwork to remove his name from the ballot for Indiana governor today. Pence was elected to his first term, as Indiana’s 50th governor, in 2012 and was seeking re-election. The Republican National Convention will be held July 18-21 in Cleveland.
The Democratic National Convention will be July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
The conventions are the party’s formal nominating events for the candidates for President and Vice President.
Donald Trump is the Republican party’s presumptive nominee for President. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party.
REACTIONS (posted in order received):
Statement by Indiana Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb: “Donald Trump has selected as his running mate a man of unimpeachable integrity, broad experience and a deep love of this country. Governor Mike Pence’s record of leadership in balancing budgets and supporting a business climate where ingenuity can flourish will be invaluable and needed assets to the country. The governor’s selection also reflects well on the tremendous successes Indiana has achieved over the last 12 years and the Trump/Pence Administration will be great partners as we continue to move Indiana forward.”
Indiana Federation of Young Republicans Chairwoman Abby Weingardt: “Mr. Trump’s selection of our very own Governor Mike Pence is a victory for not only Hoosiers but Republicans across the country. Indiana’s continued success can be directly attributed to Governor Pence’s dedication to governing with conservative principles. The Indiana Federation of Young Republicans look forward to assisting the Trump/Pence ticket in defeating Hillary Clinton this November so that we can ensure that there is no continuation of Obama’s failed liberal agenda moving forward.”