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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina to test waters for potential run at N.H. event

Carly Fiorina.
Carly Fiorina.AP/Associated Press

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard chief executive who unsuccessfully ran for the US Senate in California, will return to New Hampshire next month as she explores a potential Republican bid for president next year.

Fiorina is scheduled to give a keynote talk at a Feb. 10 “Politics and Eggs” breakfast, an event sponsored by the New England Council that has become a rite of passage for presidential candidates. Those who speak at the event sign wooden eggs that serve as keepsakes for the business and civic leaders who attend.

“We’re very excited. We’re going to have Carly start doing hand exercises to get ready for all the wooden eggs,” said Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman for Fiorina.

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This trip means that Fiorina and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey have been to the Granite State five times in the last year, leaving them behind only US Representative Peter King of New York in terms of the most frequent visiting potential presidential candidates.

Last week, Fiorina attended a party in Washington honoring US Representative Frank Guinta of New Hampshire.


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