It’s official. Secretary turned Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorna is suspending her presidential campaign.
Following the Iowa Caucus, ABC announced that Fiorina did not qualify to participate in the GOP Debate the network hosted on February 6. Fiorina had obtained the same percentage of the vote in Iowa, 1.9%, as John Kasich, who was allowed in the GOP Debate. She was also polling higher than some of the other candidates as well. The RNC appealed to the network in an effort to get Fiorina but the network declined their request.
Carly Fiorina finished the New Hampshire Primary on Monday night with 4.1% of the vote ahead of Dr. Ben Carson who had 2.3% of the vote.
The departure of Fiorina follows the announcement by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie earlier in the day that he was suspending his campaign. Christie finished one place ahead of Fiorina in New Hampshire with 7.1% of the vote despite spending $15.2 million in the Granite State. Fiorina’s campaign spent $1.8 million.
Carly Fiorina announced the suspension of her campaign on Twitter with a link to her statement on Facebook. In her statement, she took a shot at those leftists who attempt to exploit and prey upon women as a way of guilting them into voting Democrat, and specifically for Hillary Clinton.
Although Fiorina did not name names, this was no doubt a reference to a sexist statement made by the first female Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at a Hillary Clinton rally. At this rally, Albright said ‘there is a special place in hell for women who do not help each other.’