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Things to Know about Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is the Republican attack dog (and we all know the naughty word for a female dog…) against Hillary. The boys have to be careful what they say, to avoid Team Clinton’s go-to defense of the Queen that any negative comment is sexist. Carly is less restricted, both because she is a woman and because she tends to say what she thinks.

She might also find herself a serious contender for the Republican Vice Presidential job to counter Hillary’s woman-power meme.

Carly’s professional history is a bit shaky. She rose steadily through management ranks at AT&T beginning in 1980, and was named president of spinoff Lucent’s marketing and sales. A year later, she was named Fortune magazine’s 1998 most powerful woman in business, regarded as the first female captain of a Fortune 20 corporation.

Things took a downward turn when in 1999, Hewlett-Packard named Fiorina chief executive officer. Her tenure was marked by the merger with Compaq, a leading competitor. Fiorina was fired in 2005 when she refused the board’s reassignment, after receiving criticism for the Compaq merger. A lot of jobs were lost at HP due to Carly, and she made enemies that will reappear during the campaign.

Fiorina’s personal story will play out better.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and had a double mastectomy; her prognosis was favorable. Also in 2009, she and her husband Frank experienced the death by drug and alcohol addiction of Lori, Frank’s daughter from a previous marriage whom Fiorina raised with Frank along with his other daughter, Traci.

Keep an eye on Carly Fiorina as the 2016 campaign really starts to heat up.