In an interview with NH1 News Tuesday, Carly Fiorina announced that she will formally announce her bid for the 2016 GOP nomination in “the very near future.”
“I can say that I will be making a formal announcement in the very near future,” Fiorina told NH1’s Paul Steinhauser. “And I am very encouraged by what I’ve experienced here in New Hampshire over the last many months.”
“I’m very encouraged as I get ready to begin this journey that we’re going to have a conversation with the people of New Hampshire and the people of America,” she said.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO refused to confirm the Wall Street Journal’s report last week that her announcement will come on May 4, which is also the day when Ben Carson announces his bid. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is expected to announce a presidential run in Hope, Arkansas on May 5.
“No, I won’t tell you that,” she said.
Fiorina, who was defeated by California Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010, added that she expects to be competitive in the GOP primary.
“I’ll be able to compete,” she said. “I’ll be able to go the distance.”