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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Carly Fiorina hospitalized

California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been admitted to the hospital for an infection associated with surgery she had in her battle with breast cancer, her campaign said today in a statement.

"Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today," the campaign's chief of staff, Deborah Bowker, said in a statement. "However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection."

Fiorina, 56, is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer in a race the non-partisan Cook Political Report considers a tossup.

According to the statement, the infection will force Fiorina to cancel her campaign schedule today, but "her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon." (Source)

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