Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a former U.S. Senate candidate, has just announced she is running for the GOP nomination for president.
“Yes, I am running,” Fiorina said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, joining the growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls. She is the first GOP woman candidate this year, and one of the few ever to attempt to win the nation’s highest office. She also joins Ben Carson, who announced Sunday night, as another Republican presidential hopeful who has never won election to public office.
I am running for President. http://t.co/TiEAlrWpUc
â€” Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4, 2015
The 60-year old Texan spent much of her professional life in the technology industry. She was forced to resign as CEO from HP in 2005 after the company lost half its value and thousands of employees, placing her on the list of worst CEOs of all time.
Carly Fiorina was fired twice from CEO jobs and couldn’t win a U.S. Senate seat but somehow she’s qualified to run http://t.co/IP9Fy5kHtq
â€” Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) May 4, 2015
Fiorina then turned her sights to politics.
In 2008 she became an advisor for presidential candidate John McCain’s failed White House bid. In 2010 she ran against Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in California but lost. That campaign was marked by herÂ bizarreÂ “demon sheep” ad.
Fiorina has been trying to position herself in recent months as the anti-Hillary Clinton, taking sharp jabs at the former Secretary of State.
“Like Mrs. Clinton, I too have traveled the globe. Unlike Mrs. Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment,” she told the CPAC crowd earlier this year.
On issues like same-sex marriage, Fiorina in 2010 was very much against it, as seen in this video:
“What you are is Godâ€™s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God,” Fiorina’s new campaign site reads.
Fiorina has been laying the groundwork for a 2016 run for over a year. Last summer she came out swinging against those who claim there is a war on women, calling it “shameless, baseless propaganda.”
This is a breaking and developing news story and has been updated.
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Georgia Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would end any requirements for any vaccinations by any state or local government agency or office in the Peach State, including vaccines for children entering public school.
The bill also bans any government agency from requiring private companies or entities from requiring any proof of any vaccination.
The bill, SB 345, was filed on January 14 with five original co-sponsors. It now has 17, including state Senator Jeff Mullis, whose campaign website prominently features photos of him with former Vice President Mike Pence, and former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr.
“No agency shall require proof of any vaccination of any person as a condition of providing any service or access to any facility, issuing any license, permit, or other type of authorization, or performing any duty of such agency,” the bill’s text reads in part.
Georgia State Law law professor Anthony Michael Kreis posted Georgia’s school vaccine requirements, suggesting those would be optional were the bill to become law.
Legislation has been introduced in the Georgia Senate with to ban any public entity from requiring *any* vaccination as a precondition for services or facility access, wiping out the preexisting standards. #gapol https://t.co/uKg5Y85T71 pic.twitter.com/TsyljBC10x
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) January 24, 2022
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“Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”
– Tucker Carlson, Nov. 25, 2019pic.twitter.com/6cjRnjk5uW
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