Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

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    Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate




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    Republican Donald Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential running mate.

    Mr Trump's campaign planned to announce his selection on Friday, but cancelled the event because of the attack in Nice, France.

    On Friday, Mr Trump confirmed the selection on Twitter.

    Mr Trump hopes Mr Pence - a former congressman popular among social conservatives - can help him shore up support among wavering Republicans.

    "My family and I couldn't be more honoured to have the opportunity to run with and serve with the next president of the United States," Mr Pence told reporters in New York on Friday.

    Other candidates in the running were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

 
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