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Mike Pence, Indiana's governor, to meet with presidential candidate Donald Trump

Posted: 1:18 PM, Jul 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-01 13:25:16-04
Mike Pence, Indiana's governor, to meet with presidential candidate Donald Trump

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will meet with Donald Trump over the weekend amid speculation that he could join the Republican's presidential ticket.

A spokesman for Pence's re-election campaign said Friday that Pence will "spend a little time" with Trump this weekend.

Spokesman Marc Lotter says Friday the meeting is consistent with other meetings Trump is having with GOP party leaders in the run-up to the GOP's summer convention.

When asked about Pence as a potential running mate this week, Trump described him as "somebody we respect a lot."

Pence is well regarded among conservatives and has strong backing among many evangelical leaders in the Republican Party. He faces a difficult re-election battle in Indiana, due in part to his support for socially conservative policies.