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Mike Pence Compares Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan

Pence, Trump's newly-named running mate, spoke Tuesday afternoon to a luncheon held by the American Conservative Union Foundation

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Innovation Showcase on July 14, 2016, in Indianapolis.

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence compared Donald Trump to his "political hero," the late President Ronald Reagan. 

    Pence, Trump's newly-named running mate, spoke Tuesday afternoon to a luncheon held by the American Conservative Union Foundation. 

    Pence said that Trump, like Reagan, "never lost touch with everyday Americans" despite big career achievements.

    The Indiana governor, long a favorite of conservatives, was making his first appearance as since Trump named him to the ticket. 

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    Pence deemed the presumptive nominee "a good man" who will be a great president because "his heart beats with" the American people. 

    Trump will officially become the party's nominee Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.