Donald Trump selects Mike Pence, Indiana Governor, as VP
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 15, 2016
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Donald Trump has reportedly picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate. Michael Richard "Mike" Pence, an attorney, an American Republican Party politician who has been serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana since 2013.
"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.," Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he's excited and humbled by Donald Trump's decision to select him as his running mate. Mike Pence had flown in Thursday for an announcement on Friday that Trump postponed after the Nice, France, attack.
Pence says: "We love Indiana. We love our country. My family and I couldn't be more happy for the opportunity to run with and serve with the next president of the United States."
Trump and Pence are scheduled to hold their first joint appearance in New York, Hilton Midtown in Manhattan on Saturday.
"Look, I served in Congress for 12 years. I've been a governor for three and a half years. I haven't agreed with every one of my Republican colleagues or Democrat colleagues on every issue," Pence said. "But I'm supporting Donald Trump because we need change in this country, and I believe he represents the kind of strong leadership at home and abroad that will, to borrow a phrase, make America great again."
Pence's lawyer filed paperwork with the Indiana secretary of state office officially removing him from the governor's race Friday morning.
Most of the GOP delegates hope the choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will help unite Republicans and fire up the party base to support Trump. Pence has a strong reputation among fellow Republicans as a social conservative.
Michael served in the U.S. House for 12 years, from 2001-2013. He is the former chairman of the House Republican Conference (2009-11), the Republican Study Committee, and served on the House foreign affairs, judiciary.
- Michael graduated B.A. in History in 1981 and a J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1986.
- He worked as an attorney in private practice and continued to practice law following his second unsuccessful run for Congress.
- In 1991, he became the president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, a self-described free-market think tank and a member of the State Policy Network
- In 1994, he hosted The Mike Pence Show and called himself "Rush Limbaugh on decaf". From 1995 to 1999, Pence also hosted a weekend political talk show out of Indianapolis.
Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, one of six children of Nancy Jane and Edward J. Pence, Jr., who ran a string of gas stations. His family were Irish Catholic. Pence and his wife Karen Pence have been married since 1985. They have three children: Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.
In June 2006, Pence unveiled a plan he describes as "no amnesty immigration reform", consisting of increased border security, followed by strict enforcement of laws against hiring illegal aliens, and a guest worker program. This guest worker program requires potential participants to apply from their home country to government-approved job placement agencies that match workers with employers who cannot find Americans for the job
As of March 2016, Pence has attempted unsuccessfully to prevent Syrian refugees from being resettled in Indiana.
NRI Sikh and Hindu Community Leaders Throw Support Behind Mike Pence
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence had always stand with NRI Community, not only in fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, but fighting for all families to have the chance to get ahead and stay ahead.
Kanwal Prakash Singh - Indianapolis, Indiana with Gov. Mike Pence
"We are thrilled and we congratulate Indiana Governor Mike Pence for being selected by the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Mr. Donald Trump, as his Vice Presidential Running Mate. It is an honor for Indiana. If the Trump-Pence Team is successful in the November Presidential Election, Mr. Pence will be the sixth Vice President from Indiana and 48th Vice President of the United States of America. Mr. Pence will bring a lot of legislative and administrative experience to that high office and a tremendous spotlight on Indiana in the weeks and months ahead.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mike Pence over the past several decades. On each occasion that our paths crossed, I found Mr. Pence to be always friendly and personable.
As Governor, Mike Pence has been thoughtful about the concerns of the Hoosier Sikhs and other ethnic communities. We join Hoosiers and all Americans in wishing Governor Pence every success as he and Mr. Trump begin their campaign to be elected to the highest office in the land." Kanwal Prakash Singh - Indianapolis, Indiana USA. ......READ MORE:
Through his distinuished public service career, Governor Mike Pence has worked tirelessly to make Indiana a national leader in job growth, education, investments in the cross road of America.
He will be great Vice President of United States of America. I am very honored to know him and work with him on several issuesin Indiana. ...READ MORE
Mike Pence was the execeelent choice for Donald Trump's running mate as a Vice President. Since Mike Pence's record in politics has repeatedly showed his chritian values, conservatism and loyal Republican.
Mike Pence will bring his experience as a congressman and Governor from Great State of Indiana. As a sikh American, we are very proud 0f Governoe Pence who is entering at the National Spotlight as Donald Trump's running mate. It has been twenty five years since a national leader has been chosen from Indiana after V.P. Dan Quale from Huntingdon Indiana. Hossier Sikhs proud of Mike Pence as Vice President Candidate of USA.
ndiana Sikh Community Congratulate Governor Pence for becoming Vice Presidential candidate and thanks his Service to State
Indianapolis- Indiana Sikh Community today thanked Governor Mike Pence for his support of their community during his time as Indiana’s governor. At the request of our Sikh community Governor also signed three very important bills to law related to Fuel/Oil industry which had direct positive impact on Sikh Business owners who are related to this industry