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Friend Says Mike Pence Ready to Accept Trump's VP Slot

Friend Says Mike Pence Ready to Accept Trump's VP Slot
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Monday, 11 July 2016 02:06 PM

Mike Pence would jump at the chance to be Donald Trump's vice-presidential running mate because the Indiana governor believes he can help shore up the billionaire real-estate tycoon's "obvious shortcomings," a longtime friend of Pence tells National Review.

"He'll approach it as, where does he feel called to serve?" the friend tells Eliana Johnson, The Review's Washington editor.

"I think he would view this as an opportunity … basically to add value by saying, ‘This is what the president does and doesn't do, and here's what you need to do to move a bill in Congress.'"

And for Trump, Johnson writes, "choosing Pence would send a signal to anxious conservatives that the GOP nominee isn't hell-bent on alienating them. Pence has both congressional and executive experience, and as a low-key policy wonk, he would strike a different note on the campaign trail."

Pence, 57, is a tea-party advocate who opposes both same-sex marriage and has said gays should not serve in the military.

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Mike Pence would jump at the chance to be Donald Trump's vice-presidential running mate because the Indiana governor believes he can help shore up the billionaire real-estate tycoon's "obvious shortcomings," a longtime friend of Pence tells National Review.
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