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Another Woman Just Entered the Presidential Race

Another Woman Just Entered the Presidential Race

By Meredith Lepore

This just in. Ted Cruz has picked a running mate and it is Carly Fiorina.

Presidential hopeful Cruz named Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, CNN reports. Fiorina also ran for the GOP nomination and is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard (she led the company from 1999 to 2005.)

According to CNN, "The unusual move from the Cruz campaign also comes just hours after the billionaire businessman, who is trying to look like the presumptive nominee, gave a high-profile scripted speech on foreign policy." This is most likely an attempt to get more female voters.

"She is smart, articulate and loves campaigning," said Beth Miller, who advised Fiorina's 2010 Senate run. "People like her and connect with her. She affords him some new life in the campaign since the media will be following him even more closely." Katie Reilly of TIME says Fiorina was expected to be named as a VP contender on someone's ticket even though she has never held elected office. 

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