After keeping the media and voters in suspense for weeks, Donald Trump today announced his selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
Trump sent out word this morning, tweeting: “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.”
The selection of Pence had been widely expected, with a number of media outlets reporting Thursday that the decision had been made.
CNN notes: “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.”
Pence also took to Twitter, writing: “Honored to join @realDonaldTrump and work to make America great again.”
The GOP running mates will appear Saturday morning at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan.