Governor Mike Pence who is considered a leading candidate to be Trump’s running mate said on Monday that he would gladly campaign for Republican candidate Donald Trump in Indiana — or anywhere else Trump would want him to.
“I’m prepared to make that case anywhere across Indiana and anywhere across this country that Donald Trump would want me to,” said Pence.
For now Pence will stick with playing host at a downtown Indianapolis fundraiser and making an appearance at a Westfield campaign rally that will be held Tuesday when Trump visits Indiana.
Trump is expected to name his vice presidential pick in the coming days and the campaign appearances with Pence would be the latest in a series of joint appearances Trump has held with vice presidential prospects.
Pence is currently viewed as a leading candidate in the VP selection process, but Trump is also considering several others as well, including N.J. Governor Chris Christie, Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn.
In the coming days Indiana politics could see some chaos if Pence is chosen. A decision by Trump comes right up against a noon Friday deadline for Pence to withdraw his candidacy for governor.
GOP politicians are already behind the scenes trying to put themselves in the best to become Pence’s replacement if he were to take an offer from Trump.
If Pence leaves the governor’s race, the Indiana Republican Party will have only 30 days to replace him.