Fiorina spotted in Indiana ahead of Cruz announcement
Carly Fiorina was spotted in Indianapolis on Wednesday amid reports that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will choose her as his running mate if he secures the GOP nomination.
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Fiorina was spotted hours before the Texas senator’s scheduled rally there, at which he plans to make a “major announcement,” NBC News confirmed.
Fiorina’s arrival in Indiana continues to stoke rumors that Cruz will announce the former HP CEO and onetime GOP presidential candidate as his running mate, though the Texas senator refused to say what his announcement is about ahead of time.
The event follows reports this week that the Cruz campaign has been vetting Fiorina as a potential vice presidential candidate and that he could announce a running mate ahead of the convention.
Fiorina is a Cruz surrogate who frequently appears with the Texas senator on the campaign trail.
There’s also speculation that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) — who has yet to endorse in his state’s primary with less than week to go — may lend his support to Cruz.
Cruz’s planned announcement comes one day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept all five Northeastern primaries on Tuesday night.