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Donald Trump announces Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, the Republican candidate announced on Twitter Friday, July 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Aaron P. Bernstein

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate just before 11 a.m. on Friday.

"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.," he wrote

Trump had originally planned to hold a news conference Friday morning to make the announcement, but he postponed it following the deadly attacks in Nice, France, Thursday night.

Pence has been the governor of Indiana since 2013. According to Reuters, he had a midday deadline Friday to declare if he would run for another term as governor, which meant Trump had to make his pick by that time.

"Honored to join @realDonaldTrump and work to make America great again," Pence tweeted shortly after.

Sources had leaked that Pence was Trump's top choice Thursday, but the campaign did not confirm it until Friday. Trump had also been considering former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

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