October 26th, 2010
01:12 PM ET
12 years ago

Fiorina in hospital

(CNN) - California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is in the hospital for an infection related to reconstructive surgery after her battle with breast cancer, Fiorina's campaign announced.

Statement from campaign:

"Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon. Carly is looking forward to getting back to her full campaign schedule and to defeating Barbara Boxer on November 2."

The campaign for Fiorina's Democratic opponent Sen. Barbara Boxer responded to the news.

"We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon," Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer campaign manager said in a statement.

Filed under: 2010 • California • Carly Fiorina
soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. Kmbold

    Praying for your swift and complete recovery so that your first days in the Senate are happy and healthy.

    October 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. jean napper

    I thought John King did a terrible job of moderating last night's Florida gubernatorial debate. Alex Sink was right: He repeatedly directed questions to Rick Scott first, thus putting her on defense. His first question set the negative tone for the debate, starting with the fraud issues. He then let Rick Scott use up a lot of time, and then cut Alex Sink off repeatedly in the interest of keeping on schedule. He claimed to be concerned about getting to all the issues, and then asked questions way off the primary issues. Terry Schiavo is not an issue in this campaign. Neither is 20 week viability of fetuses. I believe Alex Sink managed to get some good points across, but the way the debate was moderated wasted a good opportunity to educate Florida voters. He should be ashamed.

    October 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Gwendolyn

    Wishing her all the best and a speedy recovery.

    October 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. David in Maine

    best of luck

    October 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. MPMadison

    As a breast cancer survivor myself, I wish her a fast and complete recovery!

    October 26, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. Marijane

    We, here in this family, will remember her in our prayers.

    October 26, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. What is the country coming to

    Hope she is ok, however CNN is the a MERCY plea.............................................

    October 26, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Joshua Ludd

    Much as I disagree with her politics, I wish only the best for her... a swift and full recovery.

    October 26, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. karl the dentist

    VOTE Carly on Nov 2 !!!

    October 26, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  10. Robert

    I hope you are OK Carly and I hope you can return home and be happy there for the rest of your days. AT HOME.

    October 26, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. astralweeks

    Get well soon. There's a certain Wicked Witch of the West who needs to be booted from office.

    October 26, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. TamarS

    so now her campaign goes for the sympathy vote? (not her – her campaign!)

    October 26, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. LJ

    Get well soon. But you still don't deserve my vote.

    October 26, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. T'SAH from Virginia

    Please Fiorina get well – I am sure others will BLOG HATE but no one should question anyone's health!!! I am wishing for a speedy recovery and all is well!!!

    Now – DEMOCRATS – Continue to rally behind BOXER and get out and Vote on November 2, 2010!!! Yes We Can!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!

    October 26, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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