By Aidan Quigley (Politico) –
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is considering challenging Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018.
“Look, I’m certainly looking at that opportunity,” she said on John Fredericks’ radio show on Monday, as CNN reported. “It’s a little early to be making that decision, we’re two weeks into a new administration.”
Fiorina, who was briefly Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s running mate, said the race against Kaine would be “very, very tough.” Kaine defeated former governor and senator George Allen by 6 points in 2012.
Virginia Republicans identified Fiorina as a possible candidate for Kaine’s seat in a special election if he had won the vice presidency.
“It’s something she’s taking a very strong look at,” a Virginia GOP operative told Politico before the election. “She’s not just name ID, she’s got serious definition. People have seen her, they know what she can do.”