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Ted Cruz aide: Carly Fiorina being considered for VP

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pose for photographs during a campaign rally in Miami on March 9. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pose for photographs during a campaign rally in Miami on March 9. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
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A top Ted Cruz aide says the campaign has identified a “short list” of possible vice presidential candidates. A spokeswoman for Carly Fiorina swiftly confirmed that the former business executive is among those being considered for the running mate slot.

Campaign manager Jeff Roe says on Twitter that Cruz’s team is going through the “normal processes” for picking a running mate. He did not identify others on the short list.

Fiorina dropped out of the Republican primary earlier this year and endorsed Cruz. The Weekly Standard first reported that she was being vetted as a possible vice president.

Cruz mathematically has no chance of getting the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination. Instead, he’s trying to block front-runner Donald Trump from crossing the delegate threshold and push the Republican race to a contested convention.

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