March 23rd, 2010
11:19 AM ET
13 years ago

Condoleeza Rice endorses Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Condoleeza Rice endorses Carly Fiorina."]
CNN) - Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice Tuesday threw her support behind Carly Fiorina's U.S Senate bid.

In endorsing Fiorina Rice said in a statement, "California needs a representative in the U.S. Senate who is prepared to make the tough decisions necessary to address our most pressing challenges, including job creation and national security. Based on my personal experience, I know Carly is the best person to send to Washington to advocate for the people of our great state in the Senate."

Fiorina has previously worked with Rice and said in a statement, "I had the privilege to work with Secretary Rice when I served on the State Department's Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy, and I have great respect for her. I am even more honored to have her support behind my campaign for U.S. Senate."

Fiorina, best known for her role as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard, is battling California State Assembleyman Chuck DeVore for the California GOP Senate nomination as well as former Rep. Tom Campbell. The latest polls suggest incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer may face the toughest re-election fight she's had in recent years.

Filed under: Carly Fiorina • Condoleezza Rice
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. carl

    I am really not interested in anything Rice has to say..She is yesterdays Bad News..

    March 23, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Brain damaged moron endorses fellow brain damaged moron. Yawn.

    March 23, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    BTW, we already knew that Condy was a little blind when it comes to judging the character of people who do unethical, underhanded, despicable things. Had I bothered to think about it, I probably would've put money on her endorsing someone who wiretapped her Board of Directors. After all, she helped the Bush administration wiretap the entire nation and then sell rationalizations and justifications for it to us.

    March 23, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    Huge endorsement! Congratulations, Carly. We look forward to your victory over Barbara Boxer. She needs to go.

    March 23, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Filp

    Hysterical! Job creation? Really? Go ask the employees of HP how many people lost their jobs when she was running HP.

    Fiscal growth? Go ask the shareholders how much equity was lost at HP while she was boss.

    National security? Please. What would Rice know about that? Oh, yea, what was the title on the August 2001 memo titled, Al Qaeda Determined to Attack Inside American.

    What did Condi do with that memo?

    Condi thanks for your endorsement!

    Let me tell you where to stick it.

    March 23, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. thersa

    Condi's for another failed business leader with nothing else to show for herself. Should work out as well as it did with Bush

    March 23, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. Michele

    You sure know how to pick 'em, Condi...first you work for the liar Bush, and now for a failed CEO. And people think you'd be a good President?

    March 23, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Sorensen

    One flop endorses another one.
    Not a chance!

    March 23, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. gg

    Carly Fiorina is a loser and an endorsement by Condoleeza Rice only makes her look worse.

    March 23, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  10. Walter

    Endorsed by a war criminal. Well, Fiorina is off to a good start.

    March 23, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  11. no name calling

    Didn't Fiorina run HP ino the ground?

    March 23, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. Dennis Terazawa

    I have always respected Condoleeza Rice until this endorsement of Carly Fiorina. Now I've rethought my views and my repspect has now gone.

    March 23, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Gilliard

    very scary.

    March 23, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Condiiiii!!! Hey girl! Where have you been? How's the Shrub/

    March 23, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. fed up

    Go back to your hole, Condy!!

    March 23, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  16. BobInIrvineCal

    Great. Carly, when you talk about job creation, I can't wait for your explanation of how you created all those jobs in Singapore, India and everywhere but in the U.S. Nice job.

    March 23, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. T'SAH from Virginia

    Wow – where have you been Condoleezza? You look well rested!! Endorsing Fiorina is the right thing to do because you are a Republican – however, she will be beat by Sen. Barbara Boxer, sorry!

    March 23, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  18. The Other Michael in Houston

    I am not sure if I would take an endorsement from her.

    March 23, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  19. Mr Phil

    One thing California DOES NOT need is a former CEO hack who ran one of California's longest running and most respected companies right into the ground. Why do the Republicans think that failed CEOs make good politicians? Oh yeah, they supported Bush too after running every business his daddy gave him into the ground.

    March 23, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. Dawn

    We did not miss Condi, so she needs to go back where she has been hiding.

    March 23, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |