Multiple media reports suggest Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Trump's running mate, but a top campaign officials says no formal offer has been made.
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — The Trump campaign is pushing back against reports that Donald Trump has chosen a running mate, despite multiple media reports suggesting that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was tapped for the job.
Campaign chairman Paul Manafort Tweeted that, “a decision will be made in the near future.”
That comment followed reports by both The New York Times and Roll Call that Trump had chosen Pence and was set to officially introduce him at an event on Friday ahead of the Republican convention, which begins Monday in Cleveland.
CNN reported that while there were indications Pence was the pick, Trump had not made a formal offer to Pence.
Trump reportedly flirted with the possibility of several other VP picks, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who reportedly lobbied for the job.
Pence is seen as a traditional conservative Republican and a running mate that could help build support for Trump within sections of the party that view him unfavorably.