Carly Fiorina for Senate?

From The Washington Post:

Carly Fiorina confirms it: she is considering challenging Sen. Tim Kaine

By Jenna Portnoy | February 8 at 5:42 PM

Carly Fiorina, the former GOP presidential candidate, is considering challenging Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) next year.

Her comments on a Portsmouth-based radio show popular among party activists marks the first time that the Fairfax resident has spoken publicly about getting back into politics since the November election.

“I’m certainly looking at that opportunity,” she told host John Fredericks on Tuesday about a Senate bid. “It’s a little early to be making that decision.”

Fiorina and her husband moved to Lorton, in Fairfax County, in 2011 after a bruising loss in her bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).

She ended her presidential campaign one year ago this month and briefly jumped onto the ill-fated campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as his vice-presidential pick. In the months since, Fiorina has been helping other Republicans, particularly in Virginia, where she stumped for everyone from Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) to little-known candidates for state legislature.

Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket, will be seeking a second term in the Senate in 2018.

There’s more at the link, including noting that this would be a tough challenge: Virginia has become steadily more Democratic, as the number of federal government employees living in northern Virginia has swelled. Every statewide office in the Old Dominion is held by a Democrat. Still, out of eleven seats in the House of Representatives, Republicans hold seven of them.

The Editor of The First Street Journal supported Mrs Fiorina during the Republican primaries in 2016, and twice contributed to her campaign, but I have to point out that, other than the 2010 Republican primary in California for the United States Senate seat then held by Barbara Boxer, Mrs Fiorina has never won an election. It was no surprise that Senator Boxer won re-election in 2010, but Mrs Fiorina did not win any of the primaries or caucuses in the 2016 campaign. She proved herself to be a skilled debater, but that hasn’t been enough to win elections for her.

I will cheer her on if she does decide to enter the race, but, Alas! I won’t be able to vote for her, since I won’t be a Virginia resident.

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