Trump announces Pence as vice presidential running mate

- Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

Trump says he'll hold a news conference on Saturday morning.

Trump had originally planned to announce his running mate on Friday. But he delayed the announcement because of the attacks in Nice, France, late Thursday.

Pence had already flown to New York before Trump announced the postponement. 

The Associated Press reports that others on Trump's shortlist included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Trump, a political novice, has said for weeks that he wanted a running mate who could help him work with Congress.
 
Pence, 57, is a steady, staunch conservative who would help calm nervous Republican wary of Trump's impulsive style. He served six terms in Congress before becoming Indiana governor. He also has deep ties to evangelical Christians and other conservatives, particularly after signing a law last year that critics said would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons.
 
Trump took notice of Pence during the Indiana primary, noting that the governor had high praise for him despite endorsing one of his rivals.

This is a developing story. Refresh the page for updates. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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