Trump will pick Hoosier homophobe Mike Pence for VP spot

Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate in the election for president, sources have told CBS News.

Trump's advisers have notified national Republican officials that the presumptive nominee would make the announcement alongside Pence.

Pence, a first-term governor who previously served six terms in Congress, spent most of Tuesday with Trump. Pence has until midday Friday to withdraw from his reelection campaign and remove himself from the IN ballot, something he would need to do if he were to run for vice president. He also has deep ties to evangelical Christians and other conservatives, particularly after signing a law a year ago that critics said would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons.

IndyStar has confirmed that Trump will announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending aweeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.

"It's not going to help him no matter who it is", the Nevada Democrat told CNN's Manu Raju on Thursday. They are reporting that Trump will formally offer the spot to Pence later this afternoon. He served six terms in Congress before becoming in governor. He's also become a valuable partner for Trump, joining him at events on the trail and taking on the important role of heading Trump's transition planning.

Trump's Campaign Strategist and top adviser Paul Manafort, three of Trump's family members, and Kushner met with Pence on Wednesday at the Governor's mansion, which resulted in further speculation and media frenzy.

Pence has had a rocky time in office as governor.

He recently told the Wall Street Journal that he wanted someone "skilled in hand-to-hand combat" to take on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Pence narrowly beat Gregg in the last race for governor and the battle for the state's top seat has been incredibly close as Gregg has continued to paint the Governor as a homophobic and sexist bigot.

Pence was left off of the Republican National Convention speakers' list, which was released Thursday morning. In the essay, Pence called for "basic human decency".

Adding intrigue to the day, Pence's deputy campaign manager, Marc Lotter, was spotted at Indianapolis airport Thursday waiting to board a flight to New York City.

But Pence appeared to back the bill in an interview on Fox.

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