TIME 2016 Election

Carly Fiorina Ends Her Presidential Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Feb. 6, 2016, in Goffstown, N.H.
David Goldman—AP Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Feb. 6, 2016, in Goffstown, N.H.

After a poor showing in New Hampshire and failing to qualify for recent debates

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race, having failed to gain traction in the early-voting states in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The decision comes after a poor showing in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, and after she failed to qualify for consecutive Republican debates. In her announcement, Fiorina took a jab at her favorite target: Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you,” Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive, said in statement. “Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism.”

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination Wednesday.

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