Mike Pence accepts Donald Trump's offer for Vice President spot

Todd Rokita and Susan Brooks all have signaled interest in replacing Pence as the gubernatorial nominee in November should he run for vice president, two state Republican officials said Thursday.

Brooks, also through a statement, says she has received encouragement to run, and she would consider doing so if Pence does end up being picked as Trump's running mate.

The decision will be officially announced Friday in New York City at 11 a.m.

On Fox News on Thursday, Trump said had not made a "final, final decision".

Though Pence is serving his first term as governor, he's an experienced politician, having served in congressional leadership roles during his six terms as a member of the House of Representatives.

The current House speaker, Paul Ryan, whose relations with Trump are delicate, says he himself considers Pence a friend.

Pence's selection would give Trump a running mate with strong ties to the Republican base - particularly social conservatives.

Roll Call's source claims, beyond Pence's experience and conservative bona fides, Trump was impressed by the governor's "calm demeanor", which stands in stark contrast to the candidate's impromptu and at times boisterous style of delivery.

Gov. Nikki Haley knows Pence from their membership in the Republican Governors Association.

Once it's clear who will be vying for the Republican nomination, the committee must provide a 10-day notice before it votes. U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks of Carmel also could be a candidate.

Pence was up for gubernatorial re-election in IN this year.

Pence is up for re-election this fall and can not run in both races. Even without Pence, Trump has been closing the gap.

'No. No one's owed the vice presidency of the United States, ' Christie said.

Trump appeared to have winnowed the field from about 10 people last week in what some have compared to a reality-TV show. Pence was a finalist for the position, along with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had bragged in recent days that he and Pence were on Trump's short list; former Lt.

Trump is spending the day in California, attending fundraisers in the Los Angeles area while his potential running mates awaited word on the other coast.

Separately, a top aide to an IN member of Congress said IN an interview Thursday, "I know from the state committee chair that the state party plans to do a caucus to replace Pence 12 days from today". He met Tuesday with some of Trump's adult children, but Trump was not present.

A spokeswoman for the campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He followed up on that appearance with tweets supportive of Trump. Still, Pence brings several weaknesses of his own to Trump's ticket.

IPhone 7 detailed in four colors
Ginsburg expresses 'regret' for remarks criticizing Trump