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With Pence a favorite, Trump postpones naming running mate

With Pence a favorite, Trump postpones naming running mate

Bill Stephens

July 15th, 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick after the attack that left scores dead in Nice, France, a decision that raised questions about Trump’s selection process.

The presumptive GOP nominee had planned to introduce his running mate at a news conference Friday morning in New York. But Trump said on Twitter Thursday evening that he would be postponing the event “in light of the horrible attack.”

During a day of rampant speculation, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence emerged as a late favorite for the job. Trump told Fox News he had not made his “final, final decision,” and his advisers cautioned that Trump could change his mind.

Pence is a staunch conservative who served six terms in Congress before being elected governor in 2012.

 

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