After big losses in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to boost his campaign with an announcement typically reserved for after a candidate secures enough delegates to win the nomination: a vice presidential pick.
As his fight with front-runner Donald Trump moves to Indiana next week, Cruz said Wednesday that if he were the nominee, he would pick former Hewlett Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to be his running mate.
“If I am nominated to be president of the United States, I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina,” he told supporters in Indianapolis as his campaign unveiled a new website, CruzCarly.com.
Among Republicans, Fiorina’s favorability is 36 percent, according to a February survey by Morning Consult. An equal percentage of Republicans had an unfavorable view of her. According to the same survey, 26 percent of all respondents said they had a favorable view of Fiorina while 43 percent viewed her unfavorably.
With the math poised against him to get the requisite number of delegates to win before they gather in Cleveland, it would appear the best hope for Cruz would be to take on Trump in a contested convention.