''Washington and New York want this general election to be between two rich, liberal New Yorkers who agree on virtually every issue,'' says Republican candidate Ted Cruz. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) "The power brokers in Washington want this race to be over and the media, over and over again, is repeating Donald Trump's spin that the race is over. Washington and New York want this general election to be between two rich, liberal New Yorkers who agree on virtually every issue," said Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Indianapolis, Wednesday (April 27). Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rapidly turned their fire on each other with an eye toward November's presidential election after rolling up strong wins in Northeastern states. The race now pivots immediately to Indiana, which is shaping up to be Cruz's best, and perhaps last, chance to slow Trump's momentum toward capturing the Republican presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 general election. If Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, can win a large share of the state's 57 delegates on May 3, it will boost the chances that Trump will not be able to amass the 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination before the party's convention in July. That could give Cruz a shot at convincing delegates to back him for president instead. Cruz's campaign has begun hinting that he could name a vice presidential running mate as soon as this week, a move that would seek to consolidate more Republican support and create an image that he will be the nominee. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who made a failed presidential bid, is among the potential picks being vetted. Trump, pressing his point that he views the nominating race as essentially finished, criticized that as a potential Cruz pick. "I think it would be a bad choice, not because she's a woman but because she did not resonate at all with people." Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he will make a major announcement at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (April 27) but gave no other details.