The former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. will formally launch her presidential candidacy on May 4, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Carly Fiorina will make the formal announcement online and will hold a press conference afterwards, the report said.
Carly Fiorina Announces Bid on May 4
If the report is true, Fiorina’s announcement will coincide with announcements to be made by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
Fiorina will hold her first campaign activity on May 7 via a speech in West Des Moines, Iowa at a Dallas County GOP event, according to unnamed sources who have spoken with WSJ. Her first campaign activities will also include attending a dinner hosted by the New Hampshire High Tech Summit in Manchester. She will also give the opening address at Southern New Hampshire University’s undergraduate commencement on May 9, the report stated.
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US Elections 2016 Hopefuls
Elsewhere, hopefuls for the 2016 presidential elections are already facing criticism blow-by-blow as they hold their campaign activities.
Strongest contender and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will have to give her testimony soon in relation to the Benghazi attack. The special panel investigating the terrorist attack said on Wednesday that inquiry will extend to 2016, the Washington Times reported.
Clinton will have to appear in court to explain her decision regarding setting up and using a personal email while conducting office as secretary of state. Some of the correspondences she made using the controversial email address involved discussion about the Benghazi attack.
On Tuesday, Clinton has reportedly ignored a reporter from Mail Online who asked her, “When are you going to start talking to the press about Benghazi? Did you make mistakes?”
Clinton was said to have ignored the question and nonchalantly made her way into the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport.
In her defense, her campaign manager John Podesta said that if the Benghazi inquiry does extend until 2016, then it “is the most compelling evidence yet that their investigation is solely about playing politics in the 2016 presidential campaign.”
Rand Paul, on the other hand, was tagged by Senator John McCain as the worst among the Republicans who are running for president.
“In 2007, he said it would be ridiculous to call Iran a threat to the United States’ national security. Last summer, he publicly doubted whether ISIS was a threat to the United States’ national security,” McCain was quoted as saying by the Daily News.
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