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Fiorina spokeswoman clarifies candidate's Passover remarks

March 30, 2010 | 12:18 pm

Here's the latest from Day Two of the matzoh-gate scandal.

U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was the subject of blogosphere ridicule for mentioning the breaking of bread in her Passover message.

Passover is the Jewish holiday in which eating regular leavened bread -- bread that rises -- is forbidden. Instead, Jews eat matzo, or unleavened bread, to remember the time when Jews fled slavery in Egypt.

Today, Fiorina's campaign clarified the earlier release. “We meant all bread, leavened and unleavened, and matzo is just unleavened bread so that’s what we meant by that,” Fiorina campaign spokeswoman Amy Thoma said.

Glad we cleared that up.

-- Anthony York