Over the weekend Donald Trump met with Indiana Governor Mike Pence. This meeting sparked speculation that Donald Trump is considering Mike Pence for the position of Vice President. According to a GOP source, Mike Pence's team was told that he was under consideration to be Vice President.
According to Governor Pence's office, Donald Trump was the one who initiated the meeting. The two were suppose to play golf but did not because of the weather. Donald Trump's wife Melania and Mike Pence's wife were also at the meeting.
According to Donald Trump's campaign team, Donald Trump is looking for a Vice President with Washington D.C. experience. Mike Pence meets that criteria. Mike Pence was a Congressman from 2001 to 2013. In 2012 he ran for Governor of Indiana and won. Pence would now have the Washington experience that Trump was looking for as well as executive experience from being Governor of Indiana. Pence is also known for being a strong conservative which would help unite and rally the party. Pence was also mentioned as a potential Presidential candidate in 2012 and 2016 but he declined to run.
A major problem for Pence is that Mike Pence is up for reelection this November. Indiana law prevents any candidate from running for two offices at the same time. For Pence to run for Vice President, he would have to end his reelection campaign for Governor. If Trump was to lose Pence would be out of a job as well as could put the Indiana Governor's race in play since there would be a scramble to find a replacement to run for Governor. Overall Pence is a strong candidate for Vice President.
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