Cruz taps Fiorina as running mate


WASHINGTON: White House hopeful Ted Cruz went all-in Wednesday as he sought to bar Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the Republican nomination, naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate as the primary race hits its final stretch. The Texas senator made the surprise announcement a day after Trump clinched a knock-out series of wins in five states, putting him within striking distance of the nomination as all eyes turn to next week’s key vote in Indiana. Cruz tapped the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Fiorina as his would-be vice presidential pick, without waiting—as is customary—for the end of the primary campaign. “Over and over again, Carly has shattered glass ceilings,” Cruz told a cheering crowd in Indianapolis as he welcomed her on stage. Fiorina, 61, has been one of Cruz’s staunchest supporters since she abandoned her own White House bid early this year, not to mention an outspoken critic of both Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.


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