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Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as running mate

US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, looking to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, was expected to announce on Wednesday that former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins his party's nomination, media reports said.

Donald Trump speaks at an election night event in New York.

Cruz, Kasich team up to stop Trump

Donald Trump's two party rivals are collaborating to stop the billionaire businessman from securing the 1237 delegates needed to be win the Republican nomination for president before the convention in July.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, centre, poses for a ...

Clinton and Trump likely to win crucial New York primaries

Candidates who touted themselves as real New Yorkers were 'analysed' by the New York Times to test the depth of their New Yorkerishness. Awarded slices of pizza on a range of attributes prized in the Big Apple, Sanders won with 29; while Clinton and Trump tied for second place with 22 slices apiece.

Despised but well organised: Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz.

What if alternative to Donald Trump is worse than Donald Trump?

New Yorkers – Republicans and Democrats – don't get to vote for their preferred presidential candidates till Tuesday [local time], but Ted Cruz has already voted with his feet– He's taken his campaign off to other states, where he figures he'll have a better chance of scoring votes and winning delegates.