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Published On: Wed, May 6th, 2015

Carly Fiorina officially announced run for president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for president, becoming the first declared female candidate to seek the Republican Party’s nomination.

“Yes, I am running,” Fiorina said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world; who’s in it.”

Te former-Silicon Valley executive is already being branded a “long-shot” by CNN, criticized for never holding public office and noting her failed run for Senate in California, losing to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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Fiorina is no surprise candidate, traveling to Iowa and New Hampshire recently, meeting with donors and rallying suppporters over the last couple of months.

“Casting herself as an outside-the-beltway candidate with years of private sector experience, she has been particularly critical of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her work in government,” notes CNN.

Fiorina said Clinton “clearly is not trustworthy.”

“She has not been transparent about a whole set of things that matter,” Fiorina said on ABC, listing off the Benghazi debacle, Clinton’s use of personal emails at the State Department as well as foreign donations that the Clinton Foundation has received.

And a video posted on her newly unveiled campaign website, carlyforpresident.com, kicks off with a shot of Fiorina watching Clinton’s campaign announcement video.

“If you’re tired of the sound bites, the vitriol, the pettiness, the egos, the corruption; if you believe that it’s time to declare the end of identity politics; if you believe that it’s time to declare the end of lowered expectations; if you believe that it’s time for citizens to stand up to the political class and say enough, then join us,” Fiorina says.

Fiorina also announced the news of her campaign on various social media outlets including Twitter. She is set to to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this week. Her new book, “Rising to the Challenge,” was released yesterday.

“She’s a very talented candidate and connects well with voters,” Marty Wilson, an executive vice president at the California Chamber of Commerce who managed Fiorina’s 2010 Senate campaign said. “The problem is after 2010, she was no longer a candidate. So mail lists and email lists tend to atrophy when they’re not in use.”

“HP requires executive decision-making, and the presidency is all about executive decision-making,” Fiorina told CNN in February.

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