Jul 15, 2016 11:14 AM

Trump tweets his VP choice: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):

10:54 a.m.

Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

Trump says he'll hold a news conference on Saturday morning at 11.

Trump had originally planned to announce his running mate on Friday. But he delayed the announcement because of the attacks in Nice, France, late Thursday.

Pence had already flown to New York before Trump announced the postponement.


10:20 a.m.

That's some disparity.

It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the TV to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month.

Anyone flipping through the channels looking for positive ads about Donald Trump would be disappointed. He hasn't yet put up a spot appealing to November voters, and groups supporting him have been similarly silent.

It shows that the presidential candidates have drastically different views of the importance of traditional political campaigning.

Trump says he sees little need for advertising at this stage. He's been banking on free media coverage propelled by his celebrity appeal.

As a result, Trump has largely ceded control over what the voting public is hearing about him. Clinton's large batch of biographical ads has given her an opportunity to directly influence views about her image.


10:10 a.m.

An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state.

According to the poll, more than half of Americans think the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee broke the law and nearly 4 in 10 think she did so intentionally.

Clinton has battled the notion during her campaign that she is dishonest and purposely set up the private email server because she wanted to hide her public and private exchanges from public scrutiny and skirt disclosure laws.

Her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, calls her "crooked" at virtually every campaign appearance.


9:50 a.m.

It's a last gasp for conservatives who are trying to derail Donald Trump's drive for the Republican presidential nomination.

A committee at the GOP national convention has crushed their bid to let delegates back the candidate of their choice.

The convention's rules committee is dominated by Trump backers, as well as national and state GOP officials.

It's appeared uncertain whether the conservatives could get enough support to force the full convention to revisit the proposal when the convention opens on Monday.

Foes say they believe the movement is essentially finished.


9:30 a.m.

Donald Trump has offered Indiana Gov. Mike Pence the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket — and Trump aides have told Pence that the formal announcement could come as early as Saturday.

That word comes from a Republican with direct knowledge of the selection process. The Republican wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the details of Trump's search for a running mate and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Republican says Trump made the offer on Thursday afternoon, before Pence traveled later in the day to New York.

Trump delayed his plans for a vice presidential announcement Thursday night after the truck attack in France.

Trump said in television interviews Thursday night that he hadn't yet settled on a "final, final" choice — leaving open the possibility that Trump could change his mind.


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