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Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina Hospitalized

— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was hospitalized today for treatment of an infection stemming from reconstructive surgery she underwent after a bout with breast cancer.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina greets workers during a to...
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Above: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina greets workers during a town hall meeting at Aranda Tools Inc. during a campaign event on October 6, 2010 in Huntington Beach, California.

Campaign officials would not specify where Fiorina, 56, is hospitalized. She had been expected to campaign in Riverside and Coachella today.

"Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer," according to a statement from her campaign. "After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today.

"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. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon."

Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is trying to unseat longtime Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

"We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon," Boxer campaign manager Rose Kapolczynski said.

Fiorina had been scheduled to stump in Riverside today to discuss her plans for creating jobs, then move on to an early afternoon campaign stop at Old World Stone in Coachella.

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reywalwen | October 27, 2010 at 7:03 p.m. ― 6 years, 4 months ago

KPBS/NPR - you really should take the info from "City News Service" and read it before you repost it! How the heck does one have a "bout" with breast cancer? While it's true that the definition of bout is: a. a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking; or b. a period of illness - typically the context is that one has a "bout of food poisoning, or the flu" NOT cancer! That will truly be the day when we have the ability to control the disease so that we can minimize its context in this way! I am not voting for Carley but I wish her all the best in her battle.

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