Carly Fiorina Suspends Presidential Run
Carly Fiorina has announced this afternoon that she is ending her run for the Republican nomination for President. The announcement came in announcement posted to the campaign’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and comes in the wake of yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, in which Fiorina finished seventh with roughly 4.1% of the vote. It also comes in the wake of the announcement of the criteria for the next Republican debate, scheduled for Saturday in South Carolina on CBS which is was clear Fiorina would not be able to meet. Fiorina had entered the race based largely on her argument that she was the best suited to challenge Hillary Clinton one-on-one, and while she did experience a brief rise in the polls in August in the wake of her performance in the first debate, her campaign never really took off after that and, slowly but surely, she saw her numbers slip in the polls.
Here’s the statement posted on Fiorina’s campaign Facebook page: