White House hopeful Cruz taps Carly Fiorina as running mate

Republican presidential hopefuls Carly Fiorina (L) and Ted Cruz at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debateat the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado on October 28, 2015White 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 his vice presidential pick, without waiting — as is customary — for the end of the primary campaign.

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