UPDATE: CNN reports Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running mate. The presumptive Republican nominee for president called Pence Thursday to offer him the slot, CNN reports.
PREVIOUS STORY: WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is on the verge of picking his vice presidential running mate, with top contenders on standby Thursday afternoon for the Republican nominee’s decision.
On Trump’s shortlist: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to people familiar with the candidate’s thinking.
Pence quickly exited a speaking event in Indianapolis Thursday morning without taking questions from reporters. His staff had not released details of any other planned appearances Thursday.