Just two days after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has officially endorsed Trump!
Pence had originally endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the days leading up to the Indiana primary, but since Cruz dropped out he has thrown his support behind Trump.
Less than a week after proclaiming to Indiana voters that he would vote for Ted Cruz in his state’s primary — a tepid endorsement that featured high praise for Donald Trump — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has made it official: He is all in for the presumptive Republican nominee.
“I’m fully supportive of our presumptive nominee, and I do think Donald Trump will do well in the State of Indiana,” Pence told reporters, according to Indianapolis’ Fox affiliate. “I’m going to campaign hard for the Republican nominee because Indiana needs a partner in the White House.”
In endorsing Cruz last Friday on an Indianapolis radio program, Pence went out of his way to heap kind words upon Trump. While noting that he had met with all of the Republican candidates remaining in the race, he said, “I particularly want to commend Donald Trump, who I think has given voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans with a lack of progress in Washington, D.C.”
He went on to say that he is “particularly grateful that Donald Trump has taken a strong stand for Hoosier jobs when we saw jobs in the Carrier company abruptly announce leaving Indiana not for another state but for Mexico.”
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