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CNN | Donald Trump selects Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has accepted an offer to become Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's running mate, according to CNN. 

Pence and Trump have met a handful of times over the last few weeks. Some experts say this was a smart pick for Trump. 

"I think it's a win-win situation as far as Trump is concerned, moving forward in this election," said University of Louisville Political Science Professor Dewey Clayton. 

Clayton says Pence brings stability to the ticket. 

"(He's) someone who has been on Capitol Hill, has established relationships, that will be immensely important," he explained. 

Before Pence became governor of Indiana, he spent several years as a member of Congress. 

Clark County Republican Party Chairman Jamey Noel says he expects the Pence pick to bring Republicans together. 

"I think Gov. Pence brings a nice well-rounded approach to that ticket," Noel told WDRB News. "He's a conservative.He's well known for that. I think that it helps unify the party, which is what Trump has said he'll do all along." 

As for potential negatives, Clayton says there's a lack of diversity on the ticket. He also brings up the controversial Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which created a lot of negative publicity for Pence. 

"It will probably be drudged back up. No question about that," Clayton said. "I don't think it will have a huge impact. I don't think it will derail the campaign moving forward." 

Now that Pence is the VP pick, we're told the Indiana Republican State Committee will select another candidate to run against Democrat John Gregg in the race for Indiana governor. 

Noel is on that committee and explained who he'd like to see jump into the race. 

"It's exciting for Mike Pence, it's exciting for Indiana, it'll be exciting for another friend of mine: Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb now will run for governor once the official stuff all happens, and he'll do a great job too," Noel said. 

Trump was expected to make the official announcement about his choice for Vice President in New York City at 11 a.m. Friday, but decided Thursday night to postpone that in light of the attack in Nice, France.

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