Fiorina ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2010 in what was a huge year for Republicans (+ 63 seats in House +6 in Senate) and was defeated by Democrat Barbara Boxer by 10 points. I am pretty confident in saying she will not be the Republican nominee in 2016.
Former business executive Carly Fiorina, who was Hewlett Packard CEO from 1999-2005 told Fox News Sunday there was a “higher than 90 percent” chance she would seek her party’s nomination. She said she is thinking of announcing in late April or early May, and at this point would be the only Republican woman in the race.
“We need to make sure we have the right team in place, that we have the right support, that we have the right financial resources lined up, just as all the other potential candidates are doing,” she said.
Fiorina said she may run “because I have a deep understanding of how the economy actually works, having started as a secretary and become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world because I understand how the world works and know many of the world leaders on the stage today because I understand technology, a transformational tool, because I understand bureaucracies.”