Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

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Carly Fiorina (L) and Ted Cruz wait for the start of the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee.

The Texas senator plans to formally unveil his running mate Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis.

That’s according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the plan, speaking on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized speak before the official announcement.

Cruz is trying to generate momentum for his struggling campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday.

The 61-year-old Fiorina endorsed Cruz earlier in the year after abandoning her own presidential bid. The former chief executive at Hewlett-Packard has never held elected office.

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  • Veronica Wells

    Running mate? Running for what, exactly? He has been mathematically eliminated from the GOP presidential nomination, and if he thinks for a NY second that his name is even going to come up in a second vote at a contested convention he is deluded! Cruz is finished in this election. Period. The GOP has a list of contested convention candidates, and Cruz is most definitely not one of them. If a contested convention is necessary, and it is looking less likely that it will be, the GOP can essentially hand pick a nominee from the establishment. Cruz, contrary to what most believe, is not an establishment politiican. Not a GOP insider, anyway.
    So this is all pretty pointless.

    In actual news today, Trump gave a foreign policy speech that actually sounded like it was coming from an American.