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It’s official: Trump picks Pence for VP

Donald Trump (right) and Governor Mike Pence participated in a rally Tuesday in Indiana.
Donald Trump (right) and Governor Mike Pence participated in a rally Tuesday in Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

“The Apprentice: VP” is over.

Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, confirming days of speculation.

Pence said he was “honored to . . . work to make America great again,” using Trump’s campaign slogan:

Former rival US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida called the choice a “great pick”:

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was quick to call Pence “bad for women’s health,” among other criticisms:

Pence, who has been governor of Indiana since 2013, could help balance the ticket. He is an experienced politician, well-liked in Washington, D.C., and well-connected with Republican donors, a stark contrast with Trump.

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The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will make a formal announcement Saturday morning at 11.

He had canceled a Friday press conference in the wake of the Nice attack.