05:12 GMT01 October 2020
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    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Trump said in a Twitter message on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Pence was first elected Governor of the US state of Indiana in 2013. He also served in the US House of Representatives from 2001-2013.

    "I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate," Trump tweeted.

    Trump also noted that he and Governor Pence will hold a joint news conference at 11 a.m. EST (3 p.m. GMT) on Saturday.

    During the Republican primary, Pence endorsed one of Trump’s former opponents US Senator Ted Cruz.


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