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Republican Fiorina quits White House bid

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 01:24

Former business executive Carly Fiorina suspends her campaign for the White House one day after placing seventh in the New Hampshire primary. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Carly Fiorina came into the race for the White House as the only women in a field of 17 Republican candidates. The former Hewlett Packard chief -- once among the most powerful women in corporate America -- had pegged her campaign to her business credentials. She was languishing in the polls last year -- until a sudden surge after a show-stealing performance at a Republican debate in September. At one point, Fiorina vaulted to second place in polls for the key early voting state of New Hampshire. But it was in New Hampshire Tuesday night that the 61-year-old placed near the bottom of the Republican field, telling her supporters she'll continue her bid despite a poor showing of just 4 percent of the votes. It wasn't to be. Fiorina posted in Facebook on Wednesday she's suspending her campaign, adding she won't "sit down and be quiet" -- that she'll continue to travel the country and "fight for Americans." Her exit will likely benefit the seven remaining Republican candidates as they marshal on with their own campaigns to unseat billionaire maverick Donald Trump as the Republican perceived frontrunner.

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Republican Fiorina quits White House bid

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 01:24