Ted Cruz Names Fiorina as VP Pick Yep, that's what the big announcement was By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 27, 2016 1:09 PM CDT Updated Apr 27, 2016 3:47 PM CDT 202 comments Comments Ted Cruz hugs Carly Fiorina before speaking during a rally last week in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Newser) – Ted Cruz's big 4pm announcement? As sources told Politico in advance that he would, he named Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate. "After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina," Cruz said, per CNN. Politico calls Fiorina one of "Cruz's most loyal and active surrogates" since she ended her own presidential bid. Cruz made the announcement in Indiana, where he's campaigning this week in advance of Tuesday's primary.