Columbus native and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, 57, a steady, staunch conservative who would help calm nervous Republicans wary of Trump’s impulsive style. He served six terms in Congress before becoming Indiana governor. He also has deep ties to evangelical Christians and other conservatives, particularly after signing a law last year that critics said would have allowed businesses to deny service to gay people for religious reasons.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 73, a boisterous rabble-rouser who has spent decades in Washington and helped define the political battles of the 1990s. Gingrich has been a steadfast Trump defender for months and has become a trusted adviser to the businessman.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 53, a one-time rival, widely seen as one of his party’s most talented retail politicians and a biting attack dog on the campaign trail. He’s become a valuable partner for Trump, joining him at events on the trail and taking on the important role of heading Trump’s transition planning.