Donald Trump needs to shore up his support among conservatives and the religious right, and to bolster his lack of DC experience. Hence, Pence. With a Tweet (of course), Trump makes his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence official.

+ ProPublica has a very interesting piece on how Dayton explains the rise of Trump.

+ Fishing. Camping. Mowing the lawn. A lot of GOP senators won’t be able to make it to the convention next week.