Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for president of the United States on Monday.
Fiorina formally jumped into the Republican presidential primary through an announcement on Good Morning America and viaTwitter.
I am running for President. http://t.co/TiEAlrWpUc
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4, 2015
In a video on her campaign website, Fiorina took aim at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the front runner for the Democratic nomination. The video featured her watching Clinton’s announcement video and then saying “our founders never intended us to have a professional political class. They believed that citizens and leaders needed to step forward. We know the only way to reimagine our government is to reimagine who is leading it.”
Fiorina has argued that if Clinton were to face a woman in the general election, the former secretary of state wouldn’t be able to use a host of attacks to her advantage.
Fiorina joins a rapidly growing Republican primary field. Already Sens. Ted Cruz (TX), Rand Paul (KY), and Marco Rubio (FL) have jumped into the race. Also on Monday, neurosurgeon and tea party darling Ben Carson announced his candidacy.