Trump’s reported VP pick Pence brings manners, political chops

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NEW YORK CITY: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Christian conservative widely reported to be Donald Trump’s pick for a running mate, would add precious experience in Washington politics—and a dose of good manners—to the ticket. Governor of the Midwest state since only Jan. 2013, the 57-year-old is a lawyer by training and used to host a radio talk show, so his communication skills are strong. And he knows his way around Washington: he held a seat in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013 and served as chairman of the House Republican Conference—the party’s third most important position on Capitol Hill—from 2009 to 2011. Seen as disciplined and relatively discreet, Pence was apparently the favorite of Trump’s children, who exercise much influence over the brash billionaire and political novice as he campaigns for President. US networks reported Thursday that Pence has already accepted the VP slot.

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