Utah governor Gary Herbert says he’s voting for Donald Trump

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s voting for Donald Trump and he thinks the Republican presidential nominee’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as a running mate brings stability to the campaign.

Herbert said Thursday at his monthly televised news conference on KUED that he believes Trump would appoint conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominees and protect states’ rights.

The Republican governor wouldn’t say if he’s concerned about Trump’s controversial comments and fights while on the campaign trail, saying he’s “not the apologist for the Trump campaign.”

He says some voters find Trump’s comments refreshing and others find them off-putting, but Herbert all candidates have said things he doesn’t agree with.

Herbert previously endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before Utah’s presidential caucus in March.

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