After much speculation and unconfirmed rumors, Ted Cruz announced Wednesday that Carly Fiorina will be joining the campaign as his vice presidential running mate.
After the announcement, Fiorina published an article on Medium about why she is the best option for Cruz’s VP:
As I said many times before, we need to take our country back in 2016. I wholeheartedly believe Ted Cruz is the man to lead that fight. And I am prepared to give everything I have to ensure we defeat Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The stakes in this fight are higher than ever.
It’s about whether we want our kids to be able to get a good paying job when they get out of school. It’s about whether we will stand up for religious liberty and our second amendment. It’s about whether we want to live in a nation that secures its borders and calls Islamic terrorism by its name.
This is a peculiar move by the Cruz campaign, which has less than a clear path to the Republican Party’s nomination.
At the time Fiorina dropped out of the race, she had an average favorability rating of 26%.