Ted Cruz has no way to win the Republican nomination without a contested convention, but he’s already busy scouting out his running mate.
According to a report from the Weekly Standard, the Cruz campaign is vetting former Republican presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for vice president.
Sarah Isgur Flores, who helped run Fiorina’s presidential campaign, told the Weekly Standard that Fiorina has turned over financial records to the Cruz campaign as well as sat down to talk with them.
Cruz is currently lagging behind Trump in the delegate count, but perhaps in a effort to project his viability the Cruz campaign told the Weekly Standard that it is “vetting prospecting VP nominees, but no selection has been made yet. When that decision has been made, we will share it.”
As the Weekly Standard points out, the word of Fiorina’s vetting comes a few weeks before the California primary. Fiorina was the California GOP’s nominee for U.S. Senate in 2010, but lost in the general election to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA).