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Carly Fiorina files for Kansas Republican Caucus

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talks to a restaurant patron during a campaign stop at the Starboard Market in Clear Lake, Iowa, in August 2015. On Friday, Fiorina, who’s vying for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted “Love My Alma Mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today #RoseBowl.” Stanford crushed Iowa’s Hawkeyes, 45 to 16. The Twitterverse blew up, not only accusing her of pandering, but of jinxing Stanford. On Sunday, Fiorina, competing in Iowa’s February 1 first-in-the-nation caucus, said her tweet was not to be taken so seriously. Fiorina graduated from Stanford in 1976.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talks to a restaurant patron during a campaign stop at the Starboard Market in Clear Lake, Iowa, in August 2015. On Friday, Fiorina, who’s vying for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted “Love My Alma Mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today #RoseBowl.” Stanford crushed Iowa’s Hawkeyes, 45 to 16. The Twitterverse blew up, not only accusing her of pandering, but of jinxing Stanford. On Sunday, Fiorina, competing in Iowa’s February 1 first-in-the-nation caucus, said her tweet was not to be taken so seriously. Fiorina graduated from Stanford in 1976. AP

Carly Fiorina filed for the Kansas Republican presidential caucus, according to a state party news release.

She’s the eighth Republican candidate to file for the March 5 presidential caucus in Kansas.

Fiorina is a former executive for technology company Hewlett-Packard who ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in California in 2010.

She got a boost in presidential polls following a debate performance in September. But she and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have been dropped from the main Republican debate this Thursday in South Carolina due to low polling numbers.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have also filed to run in the Kansas presidential caucus.

Daniel Salazar: 316-269-6791, @imdanielsalazar

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