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Jennifer L. Lawless is a professor of government at American University, where she is also the director of the Women & Politics Institute. She is the co-author of "Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)On Wednesday, Ted Cruz announced that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who dropped out of the presidential race in February, would be his running mate.