Republican Fiorina takes aim at Clinton in Iowa introduction

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 5:26 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa's Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side.

Fiorina went hard at Hillary Rodham Clinton in a speech Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit. Fiorina cast the former secretary of state as a disappointment on the world stage who failed to defuse serious foreign policy threats.

The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive says she has her own experience dealing with foreign dignitaries and dangers.

As one of the least-known potential candidates, Fiorina devoted ample time to a biographical introduction, including her distinction as a breast cancer survivor.

While presenting herself as a political outsider, it wouldn't be her first run. Fiorina lost an expensive Senate race in California in 2010. She now lives in Virginia.