Report: Carly Fiorina, Purveyor of Anti-Choice Attacks, To Be Ted Cruz’s Running Mate

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Report: Carly Fiorina, Purveyor of Anti-Choice Attacks, To Be Ted Cruz’s Running Mate

Ally Boguhn

Carly Fiorina’s race for the GOP nomination was marked by misinformation and falsehoods about reproductive rights, health care, and other aspects of her platform.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will announce Wednesday in Indiana that former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will join his ticket as his pick for vice president.

Cruz will make the announcement Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, a Republican source with knowledge of the decision reportedly told the Associated Press.

Speculation that Fiorina would be Cruz’s running mate has mounted all week amid news that she had been in contact with his campaign. A senior strategist to Fiorina told ABC News on Monday that the former Republican presidential candidate was being vetted by Cruz’s campaign as a possible pick, and Fiorina was one of several people to turn over tax returns to the campaign, CNN reported Tuesday.

Fiorina endorsed Cruz for the Republican nomination in March, telling a crowd in Miami that it’s “time to unite behind Ted Cruz,” according to Politico. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO who has never held public office ended her bid for president in February.  

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Fiorina’s race for the Republican nomination was marked by misinformation and falsehoods about reproductive rights, health care, and other aspects of her platform.

Much like Cruz, Fiorina repeatedly used debunked talking points about discredited videos from the anti-choice front group known as the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which has worked closely with Republican lawmakers to smear Planned Parenthood, accusing the health-care organization of breaking laws related to the sale of fetal tissue.

Fiorina notoriously made up a graphic scene she alleged to have seen in one of CMP’s attack videos, though fact checkers quickly point out that the clip in question did not exist.