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Carly Fiorina speaking on CNN

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and California U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina on CNN today gave her unsolicited advice to the national Democratic Party – moderate your EXTREME out of the mainstream positions on the issues.

On Thursday, former Republican Senate candidate from California, Carly Fiorina, dropped an impressive bit of counterintuitive political wisdom on her fellow panel guests during CNN’s increasingly interesting, unscripted “unsolicited advice” segment with Pete Dominick. Fiorina performed a clever bit of reverse logic on Democrats and identified, succinctly and dispassionately, the many reasons why the Democratic National Convention has handed Republicans a litany of ways in which they can tar Democrats as the party of real extremism for America’s center-right electorate.

Here is the video and it is worth a watch:


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Carly Fiorina speaks at Americans United for Life’s 40th Anniversary Gala on November 2, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Fiorina is introduced by AUL President & CEO Charmaine Yoest. The benediction is said by Paige Cunningham.

I remember during the primary campaign for California United States Senate when Chuck DeVore challenged Fiorina’s pro-life credentials. Well, DeVore and others were wrong and Fiorina went on to win the GOP nomination over him and pro-choice Tom Campbell.

Unfortunately, Fiorina lost to the very pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer in the November 2010 general election.

Carly is now with the National Republican Senatorial Committee and it is good to see her speaking again.


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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wears a Navy hat given to him by a member of the Patriot Guard Rider as he and Republican senate candidate Carly Fiorina prepare for group picture in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

This will be a good position for Carly as the GOP poses to take back majority control of the United States Senate in 2012.
Republican former California U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is back in the political mix, Tuesday named the new vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign — the fundraising and campaign organization that’s central to GOP efforts to take back control of the Senate in 2012.

The announcement was made this morning by Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who heads the key GOP group, which will be focusing on at least 10 highly competitive Senate races in 2012 around the nation.

“I’m pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle,” Cornyn said in his release today. “I look forward to working with Carly to elect strong Republican Senators who will finally put a stop to President Obama’s failed tax-and-spend agenda, and instead promote the economic growth and job creation Americans so badly need.”

In her new role, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will assist Cornyn and NRSC vice chair Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah to “amplify Senate Republicans’ focus on healing America’s troubled economy,” and to pump up fundraising as Republicans aim for a Senate majority, Cornyn said.

Of course, the Democrats have already attacked the choice as a millionaire yacht owner who sent jobs overseas, but this social class warfare is getting old. There is little question that Fiorina has business acumen, (been financially successful) and that the Democrats and the failed Obama Administration don’t.

The move to put Fiorina in a key fundraising role gives the GOP organization the advantage of having what it calls “one of the most recognized business executives in the world” at its helm in a year in which economic issues will lead the political agenda.

Fiorina is the only woman ever to run a Fortune 20 company, and raised $22 million in the primary and general election for her own campaign.

I am looking forward to seeing Carly on the stump again soon.


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Carly for California website

Apparently so, although the exact location is subject to speculation.

The Contra Costa Times reported last week that Fiorina is headed to Pleasanton on Friday, Nov. 6 to make a “very important” announcement to the Tri-Valley Business Council. Indeed, Council President and CEO Tobias Brink said today that it “would be my assumption” that Fiorina is planning an official Senate launch at the Pleasanton event. Brink said his group plans to showcase high-tech start-up companies at the event, give Fiorina the floor and then have a Q&A session.

Fiorina, however, has at least three other appearances planned for next week. She is the keynote speaker on Wednesday at the 2009 International Business Leadership Awards event in San Diego. She will speak at the Sacramento Regional Housing Forecast event on Thursday in Sacramento.

And she’s scheduled to appear Wednesday at Earth Friendly Products in Garden Grove, which the Orange County Business Journal today called “Carly’s Big Date” because it said “Fiorina is expected to announce her candidacy for Democrat Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat.”

Fiorina spokeswoman Beth Miller wouldn’t confirm which event, if any, is the official Fiorina launch. “I don’t want to ruin the surprise,” Miller said.

Exit answer: Next week

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