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a trump-pence ticket?

Sources say Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP

Just a day ahead of Donald Trump's official VP announcement, The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday that Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) to be his running mate. Pence was facing a Friday deadline to drop out of the running to be re-elected governor of Indiana, and IndyStar reported that he did indeed withdraw his name in favor of joining Trump on the Republican ticket. Both CNN and The New York Times also reported that all signs point to Pence, though the Times noted the "mercurial presidential candidate may still backtrack on his apparent choice."

The Republican National Committee speaker list also indicated Pence is the chosen one: While Trump's other top contenders were scheduled to speak at next week's convention, Pence's name was nowhere to be seen — and there was no name listed for the speaking slot reserved for the vice presidential nominee.

Trump will make his formal announcement at 11 a.m. EDT Friday in Manhattan at the New York Hilton Midtown. His senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, has maintained that "a decision has not been made by Mr. Trump."