Ted Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as running mate
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate, calling her a "consistent, courageous fighter".
The former presidential candidate is the former CEO of technology company Hewlett-Packard.
Mrs Fiorina dropped out of the presidential race after a poor showing at the New Hampshire primary.
She has been an active supporter for Mr Cruz, a senator from Texas, on the campaign trail.
The early announcement is unusual because vice-presidential picks are not normally decided until after a candidate secures the nomination.
"Over and over again, Carly has shattered glass ceilings," Mr Cruz said.