DETROIT (WWJ) – Taking in the third night of the Republican National Convention in the Newsradio 950 studios was the chairman of the political science department at Oakland University Professor Dave Dulio.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands with Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“It was a way for Mike Pence to introduce himself,” said Dulio. “He talked about his roots, he talked about his family, he talked about his background and he also did what he needed to do to give the Republican base what they want – which is a message of unity and a message of ‘let’s all work together to beat Hillary’ and elect Donald Trump.”

Earlier in the evening, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sought to repair a rift when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who also addressed the crowd, failed to formally endorse Donald Trump — suggesting instead, people vote their “conscience,”

“Don’t stay home in November,” Cruz said toward the end of his otherwise very well-received speech. “Stand and speak and vote your conscience.”

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