Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who rose to the top of the corporate world after beginning her career as a secretary, typically received positive accolades following her debate performances when she was a candidate for the GOP nomination for the presidency. Although Fiorina ultimately ended her campaign, she was praised for her toughness with many expressing a desire to see her in a debate with Hillary Clinton. She handled Hillary like no other, going on the attack with substantive arguments and real solutions.
Now that Fiorina is out of the race and only four candidates remain, she has weighed in on her pick for the presidency and issued an endorsement Tuesday morning.
Carly Fiorina made it official. She is backing Texas senator and constitutional conservative Ted Cruz for president.
During an appearance at a campaign rally in Miami, Fiorina made the following remarks as she announced her endorsement.
“There are other people in our party who are actually kind of horrified by Donald Trump. I’m one of them. But, here’s the thing. We’re not going to beat Donald Trump by having leaders in our party tsk, tsk over our voters. We’re going to have to beat Donald Trump at the ballot box, and the only guy who can beat Donald Trump is Ted Cruz!”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 9, 2016
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In a statement regarding her endorsement, Carly Fiorina praised Cruz for his career-long, fearlessness in fighting for the Constitution and living up to his campaign promises to his constituents.
“Ted Cruz is a fearless fighter for our constitutional rights. He has spent his life protecting Americans’ God-given liberties, and he has always stood by his word. Unlike the status-quo political class in D.C., Ted Cruz didn’t cower when he got to Washington – he stood unequivocally for the American people. I know Ted, and he’ll do the same as president.”
Cruz, in turn, praised Fiorina’s life story which embodies the American dream and spoke about how her leadership and voice will make his campaign for president even stronger.
“Carly Fiorina is a strong, principled leader and woman of faith. Our campaign is stronger with her leadership and her voice. Her story embodies the promise that in America anyone can start as a secretary and become a Fortune 50 CEO. Carly speaks the truth with courage, doesn’t back down to the Washington powerbrokers, and terrifies Hillary and the Democrats. We are blessed to have her support, and together I am confident we will continue to unite conservatives so that every American has the opportunity to achieve the unimaginable.”
The announcement of Carly Fiorina’s endorsement of Ted Cruz at the rally in Miami comes one week before the Florida primary. The Cruz Campaign has also opened 10 offices in the Sunshine State.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is hoping to pull off an upset and defeat Donald Trump, even though recent polls has him losing to the bloviating billionaire and reality TV star.
Cruz has maintained that he is the only one who can beat Donald Trump and is the only one who has consistently done so. The results of the delegate count over the past week gives fuel to Cruz’s argument. Rubio, on the other hand, had a terrible night on Monday earning zero delegates. This increases the statistical impossibility of Rubio becoming the GOP nominee.
WATCH Fiorina’s full speech endorsing Ted Cruz for President.