[Ed. – Mike Pence didn’t give the most tepid endorsement of Ted Cruz in the primaries. That honor goes to Lindsey Graham. But Pence came in a strong second. He’s had some other problems with wishy-washiness. There’s a good chance it won’t really matter, but I don’t think Trump has really done himself any favors here.]
Gov. Mike Pence is dropping his re-election bid in Indiana to become Donald Trump’s running mate.
IndyStar has confirmed that Trump plans to announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending a weeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.
Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, insisted in an email Thursday afternoon that “a decision has not been made.”
It wasn’t clear if those comments, echoed by others in the Trump campaign, were simply an effort to maintain a sense of surprise for the planned announcement Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan. But sources told some national news outlets that anything is possible given Trump’s trademark unpredictability.