"I look forward to continuing the success here in IN and being able to share my contribution and my participation in getting this state back on track, on course, and moving full steam ahead", Holcomb said.
"Mike Pence is a pro-life trailblazer and Mr. Trump could not have made a better choice", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List group.
Unlike Trump, however, Pence's taxes are unlikely to contain much of interest. A U.S. Supreme Court ruing previous year legalized gay marriage nationwide and the Pentagon in 2011 ended the ban on openly gay and lesbian people serving in the military. Ted Cruz of Texas finished a strong second. But at least one major supporter, Jay Bergman of IL, said he believed Pence would change the equation of the Senate-aligned leadership.
Trump's bombastic and bullying style has strained relationships with Republicans in Washington, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, during a primary season in which the real estate developer and other Republican contenders openly mocked each other.
State law prohibits candidates from being on ballots in two contests, and Pence faced a noon Friday deadline for withdrawing from the governor's race.
Pence, however, has not inspired them to change their position and donate to the Republican ticket, according to a source close to the Ricketts family. "He's been in Congress".
Clinton is in the midst of making her own vice presidential pick.
"What Republicans don't want people to know is that Gov. Pence is one of the most extreme, right-wing politicians in America", the group said, citing last year's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. After a backlash, he signed a law meant to prevent businesses from denying service to LGBT customers.
Numerous news reports earlier this year said the law cost IN $60 million IN lost tourism revenue.
It was intended as a compromise between immigration hard-liners and those who supported then-President George W. Bush's call for a plan to let most people in the United States illegally eventually become citizens.
"That should sound very familiar to the North Carolinians who have felt the economic damage that HB2 has caused to our state, as well as who could have benefited from the new jobs that HB2 has cost us", Butterfield said.
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and his wife, Sharon, also served on that panel, which decided not to free delegates to vote for a candidate of their choosing - essentially assuring Trump the nomination.
While liberal Catholics might not love the term "evangelical Catholic", many conservative types "wouldn't flinch", he said.
"His successful record of job creation and conservative governance make him the ideal person to unite the Republican Party and defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMcConnell, Ryan moving in different directions on Trump Manufacturers set to run pro-trade ads during party conventions GOP convention site also a Pokemon gym MORE", an internal memo circulated by Trump's campaign said. "Gov. Pence's communications skills, long history as a conservative leader and midwestern common-sense will be an asset to the Trump campaign".
Yet Pence does form a contrast with the party's other leading fundraisers in one major way: He's a social conservative courting a donor class that largely is not too concerned with culture wars. "Just how conservative and how far right can you go?"
Colin Campbell and Anna Douglas contributed.