Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined by former Republican presidential candidate and recently announced supporter Carly Fiorina at a Cruz town hall event at the Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida U.S. March 11, 2016. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party's nomination, ABC News affiliate WMUR reported, citing unnamed sources. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski/File Photo      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BXI1

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined by former Republican presidential candidate and recently announced supporter Carly Fiorina at a Cruz town hall event at the Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida U.S. March 11, 2016. U.S. ... Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party's nomination, ABC News affiliate WMUR reported, citing unnamed sources. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2BXI1

Cruz to Name Fiorina as Running Mate

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In a bid to resurrect his flagging campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz is expected to name former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, according to people briefed on the campaign's plans.

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The Texas senator has bet the remainder of his campaign that he can prevail in Indiana�in what has become a must-win state after a series of crushing losses to Donald Trump in the Northeast.

Mr. Cruz, speaking to reporters in Indianapolis Wednesday morning, was coy about the impending announcement when pressed on whether it would be a running mate choice. "We'll be making a major announcement at 4 p.m.," he said. "If we were making an announcement at 4 p.m., it wouldn't make sense to make an announcement at 10 a.m."

For Mr. Cruz, announcing Mrs. Fiorina as his running mate is a move engineered to change the focus of the Republican primary campaign to his new ticket and away from Mr. Trump's runaway victories in the five Northeastern state primaries Tuesday.

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