Supporters of Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican Senate candidate from California, have started a new political action committee ahead of a possible Fiorina presidential run. The PAC, called Carly for America, will be separate and distinct from Fiorina's Unlocking Potential PAC, which supports conservative women candidates.
“As Carly decides whether to enter into the 2016 race, Carly For America will continue to build conservative support and help lay the groundwork for a potential presidential candidacy,” said Steve DeMaura, the executive director of Carly for America, in a Tuesday statement announcing the super PAC's launch.
Among the other staff and advisers for the PAC are William B. Canfield, who will serve as general counsel. Greg Mueller, Keith Appell, and Katie Hughes, all of the communications firm CRC Public Relations, will advise on communications.
The PAC launches just days before Fiorina's planned speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington. Fiorina is expected to make a decision about her long-shot presidential candidacy by the end of April or beginning of May.
See a video of the PAC's announcement, which features excerpts from Fiorina's recent speech in Iowa, below:
Michael Warren is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard. He is 2012 Robert Novak journalism fellow, and he has written for the Washington Times, National Review Online, City Journal, and the Washington Examiner. He has also appeared on CNN and C-SPAN.