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Fiorina to be released from hospital, plans to return to campaign trail Thursday

October 27, 2010 | 10:40 am

Republican Senate nominee Carly Fiorina will be released from the hospital Wednesday, one day after being treated for an infection stemming from a reconstructive surgery earlier this summer. Fiorina plans to resume her campaign schedule Thursday.

Fiorina, a breast cancer survivor, was diagnosed in February 2009 and pronounced cancer-free last October. Her aides said she came down with an infection Tuesday morning and was treated with antibiotics at a Los Angeles-area hospital. The campaign has not released any details about her infection.

"Since she was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning, Carly has been successfully treated for the infection she had as a result of reconstructive surgery following her victory over breast cancer," Fiorina's chief of staff Deborah Bowker said. "This morning, her doctors gave her the good news that she will be released from the hospital today and can resume her busy campaign schedule tomorrow. Carly is grateful for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers from so many Californians. She is excited to get back on the campaign trail and to move forward toward a triumph over Barbara Boxer next Tuesday."

Fiorina is challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

-- Maeve Reston