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Trump's Choice of Pence for VP Wins Praise from Maine Republicans

AUGUSTA, Maine - Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is drawing support from Maine Republicans.

National Committeeman Alex Willette says Pence is well liked by conservatives and has strong political experience as a congressman and governor.

"There is so much speculation on why he chose Mr. Pence," Willette says, "but I think the reality is Donald Trump is the kind of guy that picks somebody he can work with."

Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett jokes that Trump's decision to announce his choice using Twitter continues his most unconventional campaign - a campaign Bennett says is helping the party reach constituencies they have not reached in years. Bennett thinks that will help Republican candidates in the fall.