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Fiorina, once an afterthought in GOP race, fends off attacks and fights for a debate slot

Fiorina, once an afterthought in GOP race, fends off attacks and fights for a debate slot

Conservative author and media personality Ann Coulter declared on a recent radio show that she despised presidential candidate Carly Fiorina “with the hot, hot hate of a thousand suns” over her support for birthright citizenship. Her ascension in the GOP field was prompted by “affirmative action among Republicans,” Coulter said. Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was a front-runner in the presidential polls at this point four years ago, and other conservatives questioned Fiorina’s judgment for a speech she made shortly after Sept. 11 praising the contributions of Muslims to society. And in recent weeks, Democrats have been highlighting stories about...

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