Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says it's "looking more likely" that she'll join the Republican presidential primary fray.
In an interview
on Boston Herald Radio, Fiorina said America's reached "a turning point," and that she can offer "a different and relevant experience set to the job of the president."
"Ultimately I don’t think this is about gender," says the potential candidate who a Fortune article
said could be the GOP's "weapon against Hillary Clinton."
"I think it is more about my experience and my perspective and my voice."
"I’m not running because I’m a woman but the fact is I am a woman ... and I think it is an important part of who I am," she added during the Thursday appearance on Boston Herald Radio’s "Morning Meeting."
"I certainly believe that all of us, men and women, are judged on our character and our accomplishments and our track records and our lives — and I look forward to those things being examined about me."
Fiorina said her priorities now are letting voters get to know her – and raising the money to run.
"Of course people don’t know me and they need to get to know me," Fiorina said.
"Do we need to raise money? Yes. Do we need to raise as much money as Jeb Bush? No. ... Money is important, but money is not everything, and I actually think good, old-fashioned, on-the-ground, reach-out politics counts for a lot."
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's team is aiming to raise
$100 million in the first quarter of the year to freeze out foes.
Fiorina could likely self-fund in some part, as she did in her failed challenge to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010, CNN reports.
CNN reports the businesswoman's hired staff and is headed to New Hampshire later this month; the Weekly Standard reports
she's expected to announce her decision about a presidential run in May.
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