Cancer Survivor Carly Fiorina Hospitalized

Posted October 26, 2010 at 1:36pm

California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was hospitalized Tuesday morning due to an infection related to reconstructive surgery she underwent this summer as a result of breast cancer.

Fiorina Chief of Staff Deborah Bowker released a statement saying, “She was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon.”

Bowker noted that Fiorina “remains cancer free.”

The hospitalization comes exactly one week before Election Day, when the Republican is expected to give three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer a close race.

“Carly is looking forward to getting back to her full campaign schedule and to defeating Barbara Boxer on November 2,” Bowker said.

Boxer Campaign Manager Rose Kapolczynski sent her statement of good wishes.

“We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon,” she said.