Carly Fiorina, the one-time chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, suspended her presidential campaign on February 10 after failing to finish in the top five during the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.
Fiorina entered the Republican race as a longshot. She never held elected office after unsuccessfully running for the U.S Senate in 2010. Her candidacy appeared less about winning than being on the stage at debates, as she was the only woman running for the GOP nomination.
Yet Fiorina outperformed expectations. After being relegated to "undercard" debate during the first Republican debate, she rose in polls and qualified for several main stage debates. She surged in the polls following inaccurate claims she made in defense of Planned Parenthood.
Fiorina has been an aggressive critic of Hillary Clinton, able to speak about Clinton in ways male candidates likely could not. She has also demonstrated knowledge of national security and foreign policy, while candidates like Donald Trump have at times struggled to answer basic questions.
Fiorina raised little money and remained unlikely to win the nomination after plummeting in the polls.