1. He has experience both as a governor and as a congressman.
Pence served in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. The American Conservative Union gave Pence a 99 percent rating during his time in Congress. Pence has served as the governor of Indiana since 2013.
2. He’s been a staunch supporter of free trade.
While in Congress, Pence supported the North American Free Trade Agreement. As governor, he urged Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership. Trump, meanwhile, has voiced his opposition to both NAFTA and the TPP.
3. He’s an evangelical Christian.
Pence was raised Catholic but now considers himself a born-again Christian. He has long described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” If selected as Trump’s running mate, Pence’s strong faith could help win over social conservatives doubtful of the sincerity of Trump’s religious beliefs.