Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, will announce her candidacy for president on May 5 online, the Wall Street Journal reported. Fiorina will jump into the race for the GOP nomination with the announcement and a conference call for national press.
“The lack of fanfare stands in contrast to GOP candidates who already have declared. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida held choreographed events to officially launch their 2016 efforts. Mrs. Fiorina won’t hold a public event the day she begins her campaign,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Fiorina’s entrance into the race will be followed by two other candidates. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, will also announce his candidacy in Detroit, Michigan, that day, while former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will announce his candidacy from his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, the next day.
“And instead of immediately heading to states with early nominating contests, Mrs. Fiorina will be in New York when her campaign formally launches,” the Wall Street Journal reported, “The former tech CEO is scheduled to speak at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY 2015 conference on May 5. She has a new book due out that day and is expected to sit for cable TV interviews as well.”
Carly Fiorina was the Republican nominee for Senator in California in 2010, and is barely registering two percent in many polls for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Fiorina is showing at just two percent in polls of New Hampshire Republicans.
“But Mrs. Fiorina, likely the lone woman in the 2016 Republican field, has a unique ability to attack Mrs. Clinton. Mrs. Fiorina has impressed activists at early-state candidate events by making the argument that by nominating a woman—namely her—the party would undercut the historic nature of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Fiorina will speak at Tech Crunch Disrupt NY 2015. TechCrunch.com is reporting about the rumored-to-be-announcing candidate for the GOP nomination. Rather an appearance in New Hampshire or Iowa, it appears Fiorina’s first major speech after the reported announcement will take place in New York.
“This wouldn’t be Fiorina’s first foray into politics. Back in 2008, Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican John McCain’s presidential campaign. She was also the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010, but lost to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer,” TechCrunch.com reported. “After tenures at AT&T and its equipment and technology spinoff, Lucent, Fiorina served as HP’s chief executive from 1999 to 2005. She became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, taking HP from the 28th to the 11th most profitable company in the U.S.”
Calling Fiorina the “Worst Tech CEO,” the Inquisitr reported last month that she wanted to run for president as a Republican. The Fox News video attached to the story has Carly Fiorina saying then that there is a 90 percent chance she will run for president.
“While many potential voters may be wondering who Carly Fiorina is, exactly, business analysts will quickly recall the former tech chief as one of the ‘worst CEOs of all time,’ as she was often characterized following her six-year tenure at the head of the Silicon Valley giant,” the Inquisitr reported.
[Photo of Carly Fiorina from The Wall Street Journal online.]