Carly Fiorina is on Ted Cruz shortlist for VP pick

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Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday.

Cruz's campaign manager tweeted that they "have narrowed our VP candidates to a short list and are going thru the normal processes associated with picking a running mate." A top aide to Fiorina confirmed to NBC News that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who endorsed Cruz earlier this year was on the list.

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Following the tweet, Cruz told reporters "any responsible candidate, just a couple of months out from the convention, would begin that process."

"At this point no decisions have been made in terms of who a nominee would be, or what the timing would be of the announcement," Cruz added.

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1. She’s a cancer survivor. Carly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She underwent a double mastectomy and endured months of chemotherapy and radiation.

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2. She was the first female to run a Fortune 20 company, starting her tenure as CEO in 1999 at the age of 45, but her work at the company has been closely scrutinized and many consider her one of the worst CEOs in history. She was ousted in 2005.

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3. She studied medieval history and philosophy at Stanford.

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4. Her father was a deputy attorney general under President Richard Nixon.

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5. She’s a new author. Her book “Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey” came out May 5. Her book “Tough Choices” came out in 2006.

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6. Her husband, Frank Fiorina, who was once an executive at AT&T, retired at 48 so he could support Carly in furthering her career. 

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7. She served as an advisor to Republican John McCain when he made a run for the oval office in 2008.

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8. She ran for U.S. Senate in 2010, ultimately losing to incumbent Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer.

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9. Her mother, Madelon Juergens, was an abstract artist.

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10. Doesn’t have her own children, but did help raise her husband's daughters, Traci and Lori Ann.

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The vice presidential candidate selection process has typically been a secretive one in modern presidential politics. Candidates generally shy away from talking publicly about the vetting until they secure their parties' nominations.

Cruz currently trails frontrunner Donald Trump by almost 300 delegates.

John Kasich's campaign confirmed to NBC News they also are vetting potential vice presidential picks. But chief strategist John Weaver told NBC News, "We are conducting a deliberative process and not in public."

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