To kick off our Republican National Convention coverage, CQ Roll Call’s Adriel Bettelheim and CQ Magazine Senior Editor Shawn Zeller consider where Donald Trump could pick up white-voter support to clinch the presidency. If Trump is able to increase the GOP share of the white vote by five percentage points more than Mitt Romney won in 2012, even while holding the strong minority vote for Obama that year steady, the mogul will win. Plus, some of the reasons why Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
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I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s Congressional Record pic.twitter.com/gZLmFTh3jA
— CQ Now (@CQnow) July 15, 2016