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Potential Candidate Carly Fiorina Makes Rounds in NH

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    Three days before announcing whether or not she'll be a Republican candidate for president, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard is touring the Granite State. (Published Friday, May 1, 2015)

    Three days before announcing whether or not she'll be a Republican candidate for president, Carly Fiorina paid a visit to a Peterborough school, the last public event following a four-day swing through the Granite State.

    Fiorina says she has been extremely encouraged by this visit to New Hampshire.

    For Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate in California, this high school visit was more about inspiring students been promoting her brand of conservative politics.

    The 61-year-old talked about her personal story, including what she described as a long battle with cancer - and she shared her definition of leadership: unlocking potential in others.

    But she also answered questions about legalizing marijuana, she's against it and the current state of doing business in the United States.

    "We have created over 40 years of government bureaucracy that's so complicated, so overwhelming in its taxes, its regulations, its laws, that only the big are making it right now," she said.

    Fiorina got a laugh while excepting a T-shirt with the name of the school mascot: a cougar.

    Asked to confirm that her announcement would come Monday Fiorina would only say, "wait and see."

    Despite her coyness, Fiorina will reportedly launch her campaign in an online announcement Monday, then spend the rest of the week hitting New York and early primary states: Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. She will also promote her new book.

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