Donald Trump spent the fourth of July weekend vetting Vice presidential candidates, but now the Indiana Governor is at the front of his mind. Trump delivered a speech in Westfield, Indiana on Tuesday night about reaching common ground towards the growing hostility aimed at the police. Trump declared himself as the Law and Order candidate and how he will straighten out the rigged system. So it was basically the same message Trump always gives: Didn’t want to go into Iraq… Make great trade deals… Protect our veterans…Bobby Knight yada, yada, yada. But Trump also made a surprise statement to the crowd that got many people’s attention. Trump said he would choose a vice president going into the convention and among the choices, Mike Pence is now the likely candidate.

“I don’t know if he’s [Pence] going to be your governor or your vice president, who the hell knows,” Trump said. “Good man!” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is still in the mix, but the two are likely to be the only remaining candidates. Gingrich left Fox to help Trump with his campaign.

Mike Pence has a lot of upside to Trump’s campaign. First, it would guarantee a victory in Indiana, a battleground state. It would also bring together evangelical voters because Pence is a devout Christian and helped sign into law the Religious Reformation Act which allowed for Plaintiffs to cite religious circumstances into a case. Pence also is a very political minded conservative having enacted party ideals since he became a politician which can help unify the party. The Republicans began to unify just days before the convention and Senator Ted Cruz, who Pence previously supported, will now speak at the convention. Bernie Sanders decision to endorse Hillary Clinton was faced with harsh criticism after Sanders spend his whole campaign against Hillary Clinton’s pro-establishment and her ties to the big banks.

“I think we need strong leadership supporting our troops, strong leadership to get this economy moving again, and we need clear-minded leadership to make commonsense, conservative appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Pence said Monday. “I’m prepared to make that case anywhere across Indiana and anywhere across this country that Donald Trump would want me to.”

It is likely that Pence will face sharp criticism from the LGBT community if chosen as VP. Pence has received criticism over the years for his religious reformation platform which many believe discriminate marriage equality rights.

Newt Gingrich would also provide a lot of upside if chosen. The Washington Times cited that the decision Trump made to move Pence ahead of Gingrich on the list came from a recommendation from his children, who have worked extensively on assisting Trump with his campaign. They were also involved in the decision to part ways with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in June.

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