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Trump Meets With Indiana Gov. Pence Amid VP Talk

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By    |   Saturday, 02 Jul 2016 11:15 PM

Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence met for more than an hour Saturday morning, as the presumptive Republican nominee continues to vet candidates for the No. 2 slot on the ticket.

The pair met at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., The Washington Post reports, based on information from two GOP sources.

Pence's wife, Karen, also attended, according to the sources, possibly indicating that the governor's family would support him being Trump's running mate.

One source described the meeting to the Post as "warm and friendly," and the other said it was a "getting-to-know-you thing, a chance for both of them to connect."

Pence, 57, is seeking re-election to the Indiana governor's office. He is among several candidates being vetted by the Trump campaign.

Others include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Newsmax reported in May that Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman, was at the top of Trump's list.

Pence was at the center of a debate last year over Indiana's controversial religious-liberties law that was attacked as being against gays. The law led to corporate boycotts and other protests, according to the Post.

He later noted that the law did affect the Hoosier State's reputation, though he said that law was not intended to support discrimination.

Pence's campaign was unavailable for comment, the Post reports, but spokesman Marc Lotter said Friday that the governor was meeting with Trump over the weekend.

He called the session "an invitation to spend a little time with Mr. Trump," according to news reports.

Hope Hicks, a Trump spokeswoman, would not confirm or discuss the meeting with the Post.

"Mr. Trump is meeting with a number of Republican leaders in the run-up to the convention in Cleveland, and he has a good relationship with Gov. Pence," she said in an email.

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