Former HP executive Carly Fiorina suspended her Republican presidential bid Wednesday afternoon by way of social media.
Fiorina stated, “While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them”
Today, I am suspending my campaign. My full statement is here: https://t.co/8QElLZoc1W
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) February 10, 2016
She added, “I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.”
Fiorina, 61, entered the Republican primary in April of 2015. She promoted herself as an Washington outsider with business experience and argued that as the lone woman in the Republican field she was best positioned to oppose the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
After having a standout performance in the first undercard debate, Fiorina rose to the mainstage and began to rise in the polls in the fall of 2015. But her momentum quickly stalled and by the beginning of the year she had dropped back down.
Fiorina first pursuit in to politics was in 2010, when she ran for Senate in California and lost to incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D) by 10 points.