Carly Fiorina has announced via social media that she will be suspending her 2016 Presidential campaign.
Fiorina received 11,706 votes last night in the New Hampshire primary, placing her in 7th place. She spent a total of $1.8M in NH, yet only received 4.1% of the vote and zero delegates.
Last fall Fiorina’s campaign gained some attention after strong debate performances, but her popularity waned as other candidates began to surge in the polls.
A brief spat with GOP front-runner Donald Trump inflated Fiorina’s numbers, but it wasn’t enough to keep her afloat.
In her parting message, Fiorina, having been the only female GOP candidate in the race, said this:
“To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman.”
This is a drastically different message than the one Madeleine Albright delivered to female voters around the nation.
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
Despite suspending her campaign, Fiorina promised that she will continue to travel the country and battle the status quo.
“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.”
Pundits are already suggesting who will receive the Carly Fiorina supporters, but only time will tell.