Cruz: I picked Fiorina from a list of 40 possible VP candidates
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Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWashington needs to end hidden inflation tax on our capital gains GOP tax writer introduces bill to reduce capital gains taxes Senators push to clear backlog in testing rape kits MORE says he picked Carly Fiorina off of a list of 40 potential running mates.

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"We started with an initial list of over 40 people we were looking at and we culled that down to 17. We began vetting those 17 based on their public records," Cruz said Friday during a Fox News town hall in Indianapolis, according to the Washington Examiner.

"We cut that down to a list of five, and I'll tell you the final choice I found was very, very easy."

Cruz praised Fiorina for her experience in the private sector, saying it gives her a unique perspective on how to create jobs.

The Texas senator announced Fiorina as his pick for vice president earlier this week, an unusual move this far out from the convention.

Indiana may be Cruz’s last shot at preventing front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE from winning the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination. Trump has a slight lead in polls in the Hoosier State, which votes on Tuesday.