Carly Fiorina talks what to expect from a Republican-led Congress and her potential 2016 bid

11/11/2014 09:29 AM

LEXINGTON — One-time California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has twice visited Kentucky in recent weeks, speaking on a luncheon panel hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation Monday.

Fiorina, the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business as chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, has been frequently spotted on the campaign trail this midterm cycle, and her super PAC, Unlocking Potential Project, raised nearly $1.7 million and spent nearly $500,000 in battleground states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and North Carolina.

There’s talk that she may enter the 2016 presidential field, but she hasn’t reached a decision on a White House bid, nor is she on a specific timetable to make up her mind.

“I’m always flattered when people suggest that, and there will come a time when I have to seriously consider that,” she said in an interview with Pure Politics Monday.

“I’m, right now, still celebrating the results of last week’s election because I think it says good things for America and I’m so pleased that here in Kentucky voters made the right choice at least as regards to their United States senator.”

Fiorina talks about what she expects to see from the GOP-led Congress in the final two years of President Barack Obama’s administration and what the party can do to maintain control once Obama leaves office. She also discusses what she learned from her 2010 run and potential presidential bids from Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The interview can be seen here:

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.


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