INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Donald Trump held a fundraiser in downtown Indianapolis Tuesday, with Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
The fundraiser held at the Columbia Club preceded a Trump rally in Westfield, Tuesday night. Governor Pence was present at both events with Trump, amid rumors the Governor may be named as his Vice Presidential running mate.
But as campaign officials confirmed Tuesday, Trump’s VP announcement will not come during these major events, instead, later this week.
For now, they’re drumming up support in the Hoosier state with a fundraiser, Trump’s campaign hopes will raise around $1 million.
Inside the Columbia Club according to campaign officials, is a who’s who of Indiana republicans. Tickets cost thousands of dollars each.
Rex Early, the Chairman of Trump’s campaign in Indiana has high hopes that Pence will still be chosen as Trump’s running mate.
“I hope that Pence gets the job. I’m sure he would get the job and that’s just me talking. That would be announced either at the fundraiser or out at Westfield, so I was wrong,” he said Tuesday.
Democratic law makers protested outside the Columbia Club as Pence and Trump arrived for the fundraiser.
“I'm frustrated that there's even a small opening for Mike Pence to be Donald Trump's Vice Presidential pick. What does it say that Governor Pence wants to partner with Donald Trump? What it says to me is that he knows that he is in trouble here in Indiana,” said State Senator Jean Breaux (D - District 34).
From downtown Indy, both Trump and Pence headed to a public rally in Westfield.