Carly Fiorina 2016

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Carly Fiorina Is No Longer Running for President

She announced she was dropping out of the race Wednesday on Facebook

(Newser) - A day after placing seventh among the GOP candidates with 4% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, Carly Fiorina announced she's dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, the New York Times reports. "While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country... More »

Undercard: Jim Gilmore's 'Finest Hour'?

Former Virginia governor was a Twitter hit, maybe out of curiosity

(Newser) - The last undercard debate before the first votes are cast in the 2016 election—and thus possibly the last undercard debate, period—is in the books. This one featured Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, and, of course, the shadow of Donald Trump. Some coverage highlights:
  • It might
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Fox Cuts Fiorina, Paul From Main GOP Debate

Rand Paul says he's going to skip undercard debate

(Newser) - Fox Business Network says it analyzed no fewer than 17 polls before delivering some bad news to Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul: The candidates have been relegated to the undercard for Thursday night's GOP debate. To make the cut, candidates had to place either in the top six in... More »

Pundit Sorry for Saying Fiorina Went 'Full Vagina’

Conservative radio host Steve Deace walks back debate comment

(Newser) - In her opening statement at Tuesday's debate, Carly Fiorina made the case that she has been tested as a leader, notes Mediaite . "I have beaten breast cancer," she said. "I have buried a child. I started as a secretary. I fought my way to the top... More »

Big Lines From the Debate

"Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency."

(Newser) - Here are some of the more memorable lines emerging from Tuesday night's debate, culled from CNN and the Washington Post transcript:
  • Jeb Bush: "Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency." (Bush has gone after Trump repeatedly, labeling him a
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Debate's Big Question: Will Anyone Go After Trump?

What to watch for in Tuesday night's Republican contest

(Newser) - Tuesday night brings the last debate of the year for Republicans, and one common theme in previews is that in a year of relatively lively debates, this one might be the liveliest yet. Some things to watch:
  • Will anyone hit Trump? "Easily the biggest question" of the night is
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Best Lines in the Main Debate

Things got testy on a range of subjects

(Newser) - As the eight top GOP candidates looked to make an impression in Tuesday night's debate in Milwaukee, here's a look at some of their lines earning attention, via Politico , CNN , the New York Times , and the AP :
  • Ben Carson: "Thank you for not asking what I said
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Big Moments From the GOP Debate

Trump is combative, while Rubio and Paul spar

(Newser) - Here's a look at some of the key moments making headlines in the Republican debate:
  • Kasich vs. Trump on immigration: They got into it after Trump again talked about his plans for a wall and mass deportations, notes Politico . "It’s a silly argument," said Kasich. "
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GOP Candidates Name Their Big Weakness

Though a few dodged the question

(Newser) - The opening question of Wednesday night's Republican debate was an open-ended one: What's your biggest weakness? Here are the answers, via the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal , the Washington Post , and CNN :
  • Donald Trump: “I trust people too much and … if they let me
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Here's Why Carly Fiorina Is Fading Fast

Analysis: She may have been a 'paper tiger' created by the media

(Newser) - A CNN poll out Tuesday has bad news for Carly Fiorina: In one month, she's gone from 15% to 4% and slipped from second place into a tie for seventh. Her support seems to be cratering even as support for the other two "outsider" candidates, Donald Trump and... More »

I'm Not Budging: Carly Fiorina Was an Awful CEO

In a column, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld explains why his opinion stands

(Newser) - Jeffrey Sonnenfeld got name-checked during the last GOP presidential debate, when Donald Trump noted that the Yale professor has called Carly Fiorina's time at Hewlett-Packard "one of the worst tenures for a CEO that he has ever seen." And Trump was right, Sonnenfeld writes in a Politico... More »

GOP's New No. 2 Candidate: Carly Fiorina

She surges in new poll to trail only Trump

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina's rave reviews in the latest debate are translating to the polls: She now trails only Donald Trump in a new CNN/ORC survey of Republican voters. Trump still leads with 24%, ahead of Fiorina at 15% and Ben Carson at 14%, but her numbers in that trio of... More »

11 Candidates, 11 Lines: Debate's Standout Remarks

Including one about turning the TV off

(Newser) - Eleven candidates and three hours of debate: Which lines made an impression? A standout statement from each of tonight's GOP hopefuls, via CNN , the New York Times , and the Washington Post :
  • Donald Trump: "I would get along with [Assad]. I would get along with a lot of the
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Fiorina Gets Huge Applause in Response to Trump Slam

Women all over the US 'heard very clearly' what he said about her face

(Newser) - The prime-time debate has been heavy on policy, but the biggest applause line of the night has gone to Carly Fiorina after she was asked to respond to Donald Trump's insult about her face . "I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,... More »

Fiorina Ad Lobs Trump Insult in His Face

One take on super PAC's spin: It's 'perfect comeback' to Trump's 'look at that face'

(Newser) - Donald Trump dissed Carly Fiorina in Rolling Stone with his now-famous "Look at that face!" comment , and a Fiorina super PAC is throwing it back in his face with a new ad capitalizing on his own words. Released yesterday by the Carly for America Committee, "Faces" kicks... More »

Fiorina Could Get Debate Spot After CNN Relents

Outcry leads network to change its mind

(Newser) - Up until this afternoon, it was looking like Carly Fiorina would be left out of CNN's Republican prime-time debate Sept. 16—even though Public Policy Polling's current polls put her at 10%, good enough for fifth among all GOP candidates, as Adweek reported. That's because the network... More »

Fiorina Shouldn't Boast About Her Business Cred

Andrew Ross Sorkin: She calls it an asset, but it might be her biggest liability

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina is getting more attention as a serious candidate now, and she wants people to measure her by her accomplishments in the world of business. But at the New York Times , a business reporter who used to cover her thinks that might backfire. After all, she got fired as... More »

Carly Fiorina Seen as Winner of First Debate

She and 6 others did their best to stand out

(Newser) - Their better-polling rivals get to debate in prime time , but seven Republicans tried to make the most of it in the first Fox News debate today. Based on the early reviews, it seems that one clearly did: Carly Fiorina. She "nailed it," observes the Washington Post . The former... More »

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