Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, Carly Fiorina announced her presidential run this morning. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO will hold a town hall on the app Periscope with supporters later today.
“Yes, I am running for president,” Fiorina said this morning. “I think I am the best person for the job.”
She was CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005 when she was forced to resign by the Board of Directors. Her tenure as CEO as largely been viewed as a failure and unsuccessful, but Fiorina defends and touts it. She was the first woman CEO to lead a Fortune 20 company.
After she left HP, Fiorina served as an economic advisor to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. She also ran against Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010, but lost to the Senator by ten percentage points.
Fiorina also started the Unlocking Potential Project which worked to bring females into the Republican Party.
More recently, Fiorina has also traveled around to different states, especially early nomination states. She has served as one of the Republicans’ main attackdogs against Secretary Hilary Clinton and her record at the State Department.
Fiorina is one of two Repiblicans who will announce a run today. Dr. Ben Carson will formally announce his run later today.