Fiorina is the chairwoman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, the Unlocking Potential Project, Good360 and Opportunity International. She was chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate in California in 2010. She was defeated by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D).
Fiorina officially announced her campaign on May 4, 2015, on Good Morning America. She said, “Yes, I am running. I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world; who’s in it.”
On March 29, 2015, when Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, asked Fiorina what her chances of running for president were, she said, “very high…higher than 90 percent.” She added that she would likely announce her candidacy in late April or early May.Only three previous presidents had no prior political experience, but all three of them, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower, served as high-ranking military officials.
In recent candidate rankings, Crowdpac ranked Fiorina as a 7.0C (C being conservative) on a scale ranging from 10L to 10C, making her the sixth most conservative Republican presidential candidate. Fiorina received a grade of a “B-/81” from the Leadership Project for America PAC.