Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina said Wednesday that she is suspending her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, following a lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary. Fiorina, 61, had pitched herself as an outsider who could bring a business mentality and global contacts to the White House — and who would not be afraid to attack Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But she was badly outspent, as she was unable to translate strong debate performances and enthusiastic crowds in early appearances in key primary states into sustained poll momentum — or into votes, coming in seventh in both the Iowa caucuses, with less than 2 percent of the vote, and in New Hampshire, with 4 percent.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.