Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced Wednesday at a rally in Indianapolis that former candidate Carly Fiorina is his pick for vice president.
Cruz has been campaigning in Indiana since Thursday, and hosted his second rally Wednesday evening.
Cruz says he doesn’t think any Republican candidate will get the required delegates, and that mainstream media outlets shouldn’t assume Donald Trump has already won.
After confirming Carly Fiorina as his pick for vice president if he gets the nomination, Cruz introduced her as a calm, driven leader who values the U.S. Constitution. He also praised the former Hewlett-Packard CEO for her successful career.
“She knows firsthand, that the key to economic growth is not government and more and more government, it is rather less and less government,” Cruz says.
Fiorina arrived on stage and talked about challenging the status quo, something she considers necessary to bringing change in Washington.
“You do more than ruffle feathers,” Fiorina says. “You do more than rock the boat. You make enemies. So I am reassured, and I am proud, of some of the enemies that Ted Cruz has made.”
In a statement Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey says the announcement is “a desperate move from a desperate and dying campaign.”
Primary elections in five states Tuesday left Cruz incapable of winning enough delegates to secure the nomination.
Cruz and fellow GOP candidate John Kasich have announced an alliance to keep Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 needed delegates, creating a contested convention.