Pence will be among the hosts at a private Trump campaign fundraising event in downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, other prominent Republicans considered to be major contenders for the vice presidential spot - such as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - have been adamantly and consistently pro-life.
"I would first like to address the contributions of another group who serve this country in uniform: the men and women in blue", Trump said.
Pence and Trump will appear together at an event this evening, though Trump is not expected to make the announcement yet. And the governor's socially conservative reputation might shore up that wing of the Republican Party.
Also reportedly interested in succeeding Pence in the governor's race are Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb; Indianapolis U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native; U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Carmel; and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. One thing Pence must be thinking about is what a rough playing field presidential politics can be for a little-known conservative from flyover country. Trump recently tweeted that he was "impressed" with Pence.
Pence is required by state law to withdraw from the gubernatorial ballot before 11 a.m. Region time Friday to be eligible to run with Trump. Trump initially said that he would be announcing his running mate at the convention in Cleveland, but there are new indications that may be coming sooner.
Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson compared Trump picking Pence to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney selecting Ryan, "who really had the Washington experience, the legislative experience". "I think he has spoken into the frustration and the longings of the American people as no one since the 40th president, and I think you're going to continue to see him do that". "Trump has said that he's going to have the best people working for him and that the American people have been victimized by a professional political class of losers".
Democrats say all the VP talk shows Pence is not focused on Indiana.
"I'll vote for Trump regardless". The GOP leadership favors as Pence's replacement on the ballot Eric Holcomb, now the governor's running mate. During the interview, the former speaker of the House criticized Clinton, claiming that the Democratic presidential candidate is ideal for "a corrupt, dishonest government in Washington".
Flynn told Fox News that his priorities are "national security" and he said the election is not about "social issues, gay rights and abortion rights". "I think he's gonna do a good job of keeping Trump grounded", said Trump supporter John Applegate.