Cooper Allen, USA Today:
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the Republican presidential race following a disappointing finish in the New Hampshire primary.
“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them,” Fiorina said in a statement.
Fiorina’s long-shot hopes of breaking through in the Granite State weren’t helped when she failed to qualify for Saturday night’s debate in Manchester. She protested the criteria used by ABC News in a letter to the Republican National Committee after the network announced its decision, saying “our debate process is broken.”
The only woman in the GOP field, Fiorina addressed feminism and politics in the statement announcing her withdrawal from the race.