Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is set to launch her presidential campaign May 4th in an online announcement according to the Wall Street Journal. Like Hillary Clinton, Fiorina’s announcement is expected to be online followed by a national conference call with reporters.
Although she doesn’t have any public events scheduled for May 4th, Fiorina has a new book “Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey” due out the same day. Mrs. Fiorina will be promoting both her campaign and new book at the same time, so it’s expected she’ll be doing rounds of interviews in the immediate days following.
Although Fiorina lacks the wide-spread name recognition from which many of her competitors benefit, it won’t take long for the former CEO to impact the GOP primary. As the first female Republican to enter the race, Fiorina offers a stark contract to the Democrat alternative.
For the past several months, Carly Fiorina has drastically increased the number of appearances she makes at conservative events and on television in preparation for a 2016 bid. Whether she’s speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), taking on Left-leaning hosts at MSNBC, or just talking with a group of college Republicans in New Hampshire, Fiorina has made great strides in broadening her base.
One of Fiorina’s chief goals is to market herself as the right candidate to take on the Republican parties likely Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. While she doesn’t posses any experience holding elected office, Fiorina brings a wide array of executive business experience and a clear vision for the country.
Thus far, her attempts to take on Mrs. Clinton have proven to be working. Following the former Secretary of State’s campaign announcement, Fiorina released a video response stating Clinton lacked a track record of “real accomplishment” which gave die-hard Hillary fans everywhere a heart attack.
When it was reported by Reuters that the Clinton Foundation had omitted and misreported foreign donations during Clinton’s service as Secretary of State, Fiorina was the first among the 2016 GOP field to comment.
“It’s the Clinton way: raking in millions from foreign governments behind closed doors while making promises about transparency that they never intend to keep. Now they’re scrambling to refile their taxes and account for her decisions as Secretary of State,” Fiorina said on Facebook. “The American people will have a choice. Are we going to demand trust and transparency from our leaders? Have we had enough of a ruling political class that doles out favors to the wealthy and well connected few?”
While both Clinton and Fiorinia are held in high regard by their respective parties, the two women offer a unique contrast. Throughout Hillary Clinton’s career in public service, she has been plagued with scandal; whereas, Carly Fiorina represents a fresh new face to the political scene with a proven track record of success at one of the countries top tech companies. With Fiorinia’s formal entrance into the 2016 race just days away, it’s safe to say she’s going to be a candidate you’ll want to keep an eye on.