Roll Call: Trump picks Pence as running mate


Roll Call is reporting that Columbus native and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald J. Trump’s pick for vice president.

The publication is citing an anonymous source.

Roll Call spoke with a “Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.” Trump said he would formally announce his vice president at 11 a.m. Friday in New York City.

The New York Times is also reporting that Pence is the likely pick. Here’s what an excerpt from the story:

Donald J. Trump’s campaign has signaled strongly to Republicans in Washington that he will pick Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, as his running mate, though Republicans caution the party’s mercurial presidential candidate may still backtrack on his apparent choice.

 Mr. Trump’s advisers have told national Republican officials that they are preparing to make an announcement with Mr. Pence, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, who were not authorized to discuss them publicly. His campaign has said that it will unveil a running mate for Mr. Trump in New York on Friday.