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Wash. Times: 95 Percent Probability Pence Will Be Trump's Running Mate

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By    |   Monday, 11 Jul 2016 07:57 AM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is likely to be named Donald Trump's running mate, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times.

James Bopp, a Republican National Convention delegate from Indiana, told the Times that a Trump campaign rally added to an Indiana fundraiser "made it a 95 percent probability it's Pence."

Bopp told the Times Indiana's House Speaker Brian C. Bosma asked him for advice about running for governor, because he believes Pence will be stepping down to run with Trump.

Pence called Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell and told him he needed to be sure to attend the fundraiser on Tuesday, reports the Times.

Pence is facing a tight deadline to withdraw from Indiana's governor race, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the leading possibility to run with the likely Republican presidential nominee, according to media reports and GOP activists. But some Republicans began to doubt when Trump last week promised Gingrich would  "be very involved in our government" even if the former speaker does not become his running mate.

Gingrich has been a well-known Republican public figure for years, including in 1994, when he was given credit for the Republicans taking over the House after 40 years as the minority party

The Washington Post
reported Trump was considering retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as a possible running mate. One source told the Post, "Trump-Flynn. I've heard him say that, kind of test out the sound of it. I think it's a brand he finds appealing."

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