April 1st, 2009
01:10 PM ET
13 years ago

Fiorina considering Senate run against Boxer

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/01/art.boxer.gi.jpg caption="Fiorina may challenge Boxer for the Senate."](CNN) - Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and high-profile surrogate for John McCain's presidential bid, told reporters Tuesday she's "seriously considering" a bid to unseat California Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.

Fiorina, who served as a top economic adviser to McCain during the presidential race, also told reporters in a roundtable interview she hopes she can add "value and make a difference...irrespective of what my decision will be in California," according to published reports.

The comments came during her trip to Washington as chair of the board of the Technology Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank.

Should she ultimately jump into the Senate race, Fiorina would be the second high-profile former CEO running for statewide office in California. Former e-Bay CEO Meg Whitman announced last month she was exploring a run for California governor.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO was largely sidelined from public appearances for the McCain campaign after telling an interviewer she didn't think either member of the GOP presidential ticket was qualified to run a major company.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Susan in NC

    Let's all remember her totally obnoxious behavior during the election. We don't want that kind of behavior and rhetoric anymore - wasn't that clear in November?

    April 1, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  2. Former HP Employee

    Yikes. I still see red when I see her picture. Hey, Carley, thanks for nothing!

    April 1, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. ralph

    i will volunteer to her campaign if she runs. unfortunately she's not in my district. remember that she turned HP around and the company's course in a very solid foundation.

    April 1, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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