Ted Cruz announced Wednesday while in Indianapolis that he has selected former presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina as his pick for a vice president.
“After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States, that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina,” Cruz said.
Cruz praised Fiorina’s beginning as a secretary and making her way into a position as a CEO.
“This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our nation,” Fiorina said.
Fiorina’s acceptance speech included comments criticizing frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, claiming they were “two sides of the same coin.”
“They’re not going to challenge the system — they are the system,” she said.
The announcement comes as Cruz focuses his campaign efforts in Indiana, pulling his focus away from Oregon and New Mexico in order to clear the way for John Kasich in a joint effort to stop Donald Trump from collecting the 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination in July.
Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and ran against Cruz and other Republican hopefuls before dropping out in February.