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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence with Republican presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Indiana. (Michael Conroy/AP)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence with Republican presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Indiana. (Michael Conroy/AP)
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With the Republican National Convention set to kick off on Monday, Donald Trump made it official today: Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be his vice presidential running mate.

Pence is a former Congressman with strong conservative credentials: he opposes same-sex marriage, abortion rights and immigration amnesty. He favors increased border security, expanded gun rights and big increases in military spending.

Earlier this week, he campaigned with Trump in Westfield, Indiana where he took the stage to say, "We're ready for a change in this state. We're ready to put a fighter, a builder, and a patriot in the Oval Office of the United States of America. We're ready for Donald Trump to be our next president."

Pence will likely appeal to the Party's conservative base. He beat out other contenders, including former House Speaker New Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. We get reaction to the pick from two New England political players.

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Geoff Diehl, Massachusetts state representative of the 7th Plymouth District and co-chair of Donald Trump's Massachusetts campaign. He tweets @repgeoffdiehl.

Fergus Cullen, former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party and author of Granite Steps: Stumbles, Surprises, Successes on the New Hampshire Primary Trail. He tweets @ferguscullen.

This segment aired on July 15, 2016.

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