Carly Fiorina

Win or Lose, Clinton Offers a ‘How Not To’ Study on Campaign Messaging
Nation still waits for a clear explanation of her goals as president

Two decades’ worth of Republican character assassination have left Hillary Clinton with limited choices for a campaign persona, writes David Ellis. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Here’s quiz for the eve of this election — can you summarize in one sentence Hillary Clinton’s prime justification for being elected president Tuesday?

Me neither.

Video: Carly Fiorina Didn't Fall That Far, Cruz Not a Monster
A second video sheds new light on Fiorina's fall
Rock the Vote
If you can't carry the vote, at least try to carry a tune

When Sen. Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate, she spoke of how well she has gotten to know Cruz's daughters, Catherine and Caroline, and sang a nursery rhyme.  

Fiorina isn't the first candidate to show off their musical talent — or lack thereof — on the campaign trial.

Capitol Ink | Fiorina FTW

Hoping for Hoosiers.

Six Ways Cruz and Fiorina Are the Same
From pro-life politics to Texas ties

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a former presidential candidate, was picked by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as his running mate should he win the GOP nomination. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a lot in common with his newly announced potential running mate, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina — even beyond knowing what it's like to be on the receiving end of their rival Donald Trump's name-calling .

   

Anti-Abortion Groups to GOP: Include Fiorina in Debate

Fiorina arrives at an addiction recovery roundtable at the Hope for NH Recovery center in Manchester, N.H., on Friday. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

The leaders of two influential anti-abortion rights groups are blasting the decision to exclude Carly Fiorina from Saturday’s presidential debate, arguing that GOP voters deserve to see the primary field’s lone female candidate -- and one of the race’s sharpest critics of Planned Parenthood -- on stage in New Hampshire.  

In a statement shared with Roll Call, the women -- Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, and Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life – said that they are “dumbfounded” at Fiorina’s exclusion.  

Fiorina Has No Clear Lane to GOP Nomination

Fiorina is both an anti-establishment candidate who is tied to the establishment. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Carly Fiorina is popular among Republicans, both nationally and in Iowa. And yet, when those same Republicans are asked to name their preferred candidate for president, they generally don’t select her. Why?  

Is it simply, as some have suggested , that Republicans don’t want to vote for a woman, or that she isn’t getting enough attention in the Iowa and national media? Or is it that there already are two political outsiders leading the GOP race, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, and there is no room for another candidate who has never held elective office?  

South Carolina's Duncan to Host Event in D.C. With Carly Fiorina

Duncan said the event is not an endorsement of Fiorina. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Jeff Duncan, a Republican from the crucial early primary state of South Carolina, will host a round table later this month at the Capitol Hill Club with Carly Fiorina — the only woman out of the 16-candidate Republican presidential primary field.  

While Capitol Hill endorsements are coveted among the crowded GOP field, Duncan's office said the event is not an endorsement of Fiorina — the former Hewlett Packard CEO. Rather, it's an opportunity for the Republican Conference to get to know one of the candidates in the presidential field.