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Carly Fiorina to announce run for U.S. Senate

Carly FiorinaFormer Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina will formally announce her run for the U.S. Senate this morning at a news conference in Garden Grove.

“Throughout my career I've brought people together, and I've solved problems,” Fiorina said in a statement. “And that is what is needed in our government today. People who are willing to set aside ego and partisanship and instead work to develop solutions to our problems. … As California's senator, economic recovery and fiscal accountability will be my priorities.”

Fiorina will face off against Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) for the Republican nomination. The GOP candidate would compete against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is seeking a fourth term.

“I look forward to engaging Carly Fiorina on the issues Californians care about: out-of-control federal debt, soaring government spending on bailouts and stimulus, a pending government takeover of healthcare, and Barbara Boxer's huge energy-tax increase disguised as cap-and-trade," DeVore said in a statement.                 

-- Times staff

Column: If Fiorina opts for Senate bid, will 'I' come before 'you'?

OC Register: Carly Fiorina: Why I'm running for Senate

Photo: Carly Fiorina in September 2008. The former chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. will formally announce her run for the U.S. Senate. Credit: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

 
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What strikes me as disturbing is that she thinks touting her HP record of failure is somehow a sellingpoint.

She also won the worst CEO of all time award.

So, why is it exactly we should vote for her?

All she has to say for herself is that she was once the CEO of HP and actually that is probably the biggest blemish you could have on your resume. HP tanked under her imcompentent stewardship.

Oh well, I guess somebody has to run against Boxer. Might as well be her I guess. Good luck Beating Boxer, not gonna happen...

Her tenure at HP serves as proof positive that women are capable of rape. Just the sort of competence and altruism we need in government.

Yaa, she as R-Senator, Sarah Palin as President will have great time messing up the things at state or national level that are already messed up

What makes Ms Fiorina think she would be a good senator?

Maybe it is because she has experience in overseeing disasters.

Come on California - you deserve better than that......

She may have failed at the end of her career at Hewlett Packard, but she did some good, hard work to get to her position in the company. In sales, they say you are only as good as your last deal..I guess it's that way everywhere these days. I wonder how many people posting here have actually done some background work and found out more about her whole career...

Don't vote for this devil ball head women, she is the one destroyed thousand of good jobs in the US by her stance with H-1B slave visas. Don't you guys have enough about this b*tch for the last 10 years. Boxer is evil too but I would pick the lesser evil then I would prefer Boxer. Get out the California politic former HP CEO !! We don't want to you destroy US just like you did for HP. We had have enough suffering because your support Slave workers. I suggest to go home take care your own health problem first before poking other businesses or perhap you can hang around with you buddy Bill Gate..

 
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