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Carly Fiorina being considered for Ted Cruz’s VP, aide says

Carly Fiorina at a campaign stop for Ted Cruz in Philadelphia earlier this month.
Carly Fiorina at a campaign stop for Ted Cruz in Philadelphia earlier this month. Matt Rourke/AP/File

WASHINGTON — 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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