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Eye On Candidates
May 4, 2015

Fiorina enters the race

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced this morning via a video that she would seek the GOP nomination for president. The Washington Post reported on her announcement with this:

Carly Fiorina begins presidential bid

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is joining the race for the White House.

"I am running for president," said a message posted to her Twitter account on Monday.

Fiorina, 60, has pitched herself as an outsider who can bring a business mentality and global contacts to the White House -- and who is not afraid to attack the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Although she has barely registered in early polls, Fiorina has been greeted by enthusiastic, larger-than-expected crowds at appearances in Iowa, home to the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.

"Our nation is at a pivotal point," Fiorina said in a brief video posted on her Facebook account, which now features a profile photo declaring "Carly For President." "We need to restore possibilities for every American regardless of their circumstances."

Fiorina has only run of office once before, an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2016. While many are likely to question her negligible political history, she does seem to have a compelling response, telling an Iowa audience last month “When did we get used to this notion that only professional politicians could run for office?”

A good question.