Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as running mate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ted Cruz introduced Carly Fiorina as his running mate in the race for the GOP nomination during a rally in Indianapolis Wednesday.

Cruz is calling his new running mate an “extraordinary leader” who has “shattered glass ceilings” in business and politics.

The announcement comes the day after Cruz lost five states to GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

The 61-year-old Fiorina previously served as the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, but has never held elected office. She was the only woman in the GOP’s crowded presidential field before dropping out of the race earlier in the year.

Cruz says Fiorina excelled in the “hard-scrabble” male-dominated business world.

Cruz cannot get the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination but he’s trying to prevent Trump from crossing the delegate threshold and push the Republican race to a contested convention.

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