Carly Fiorina Ends Presidential Bid

Posted: Feb 10 2016, 3:01pm CST | by , in News | Latest Political News


Carly Fiorina Ends Presidential Bid
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Carly Fiorina, who was attempting to do what is nearly impossible on the Republican ticket, has officially ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination, according to USA Today.

The former Hewlett Packard exec announced the decision on Facebook today after she finished seventh in the New Hampshire primary.

"While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," Fiorina said in a post.

The writing was on the wall after she didn't qualify for last week's ABC News debate, and a last-minute campaign on her behalf to allow her in was unsuccessful. However, when she was able to participate, she made a great impression.

She also shined on the "undercard" debate that was held by Fox News, and earned herself enough of a bump so that she was in the main stage debate during the second debate.

However, Carly Fiorina wasn't able to keep that momentum, as she couldn't get the media like Donald Trump, the evangelicals like Ted Cruz, and the establishment Republicans like Marco Rubio.

She faced off against Planned Parenthood, which likely hurt her with moderate females. When she inaccurately stated facts about the organization, it hurt her even more.

Fiorina believed that she was the Republican that could take on Hillary Clinton - but as the tides in that party changed, her argument grew weak. She lashed out even more about Hillary, and even invited the media to a conference outside of the same hotel where Hillary had an event later that night. Her temper and unwillingness to grow might hurt her chances of getting a VP nomination as well.

The 2016 race was Fiorina's second bid for political office. She previously ran for California's Senate seat in 2010, but lost by 10 percentage points to incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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