An aide files paperwork to withdraw Indiana Governor Mike Pence from the governor's race, after Republican Donald Trump announced that Pence would be his vice presidential running mate. Indiana state law bars Pence from running for both. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An aide to Indiana Governor Mike Pence files paperwork with the Indiana Secretary of State's office to withdraw Pence from the governor's race, just after Republican Donald Trump announced Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Friday (July 15). Trump had faced a midday deadline to announce Pence because the governor had to declare by then whether he would be on the ballot in his home state for re-election. Indiana state law bars him from running for office while appearing on the ballot as a candidate for vice president. Trump had postponed a Friday event to announce his decision following the deadly truck attack in France. Viewed as a safe pair of hands, Pence, 57, has diverging views with Trump on his proposed Muslim ban and trade, and is more socially conservative. But he could help unify Republicans left divided by Trump's campaign to win the party presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election. "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.," Trump said in a tweet. Trump, a New York businessman who has never held elected office, had chosen Pence from a short list that included two other finalists, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.