CLEVELAND, Ohio – After Republican delegates nominated Donald J. Trump as their party’s presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was officially nominated as his running-mate.
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb stood atop the stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, offering his official nomination for Pence.
“I nominate the great governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, as the Republican party’s 2016 candidate for Vice President of the United States of America,” Holcomb said.
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) seconded the nomination.
Pence was declared the nominee by acclimation. No formal roll call was needed.
“All those in favor say aye,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, presiding over the vote.
McConnell said Pence has the “overwhelming support of this convention” to be the next vice president.
“Mike, Mike, Mike,” the crowd of delegate shorted after the nomination was official.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who cast the final vote for this father to become the Republican presidential nominee told CBS4 Pence is a “great guy, amazing guy,” when leaving the floor.
Pence will take the stage Wednesday to officially accept the party’s nomination and work to unite the party.
“Look around you,” Holcomb said. “I’m getting so many positive and invigorating comments from people all over the country that are flat out excited about our prospects.”