IndyStar.com, a website that is part of USA TODAY NETWORK, has confirmed that Trump plans to announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending a weeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.
Fox News is also reporting that sources close to Indiana Governor Mike Pence say he will abandon his gubernatorial bid. Furthermore, Fox News is pointing out that all the other names on Trump’s short list have been formally scheduled to speak at the GOP Convention. Meanwhile, the VP speaking slot remains open. Thus, all eyes are on Pence as being named as Trump’s running mate tomorrow at 11am.
Governor Pence was a supporter of Senator Ted Cruz. This could be an attempt to bring over some of the Cruz supporters who vowed to be “NeverTrump.” Here is a short clip with some information about Pence’s accomplishments as governor, plus some insight from Sam Nunberg, the former Trump campaign staffer who is currently being sued by Trump for $10 million. Trump claims Nunberg breached his confidentiality agreement with Trump.