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Carly Fiorina caught on open mic making fun of Barbara Boxer’s hair

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From Politics Daily: Carly Fiorina won big in Tuesday’s California Senate primary and wasted no time making her first gaffe of the general election — getting caught on an open mic making fun of her opponent Sen. Barbara Boxer’s hairstyle.

While getting made up for an appearance on Sacramento’s KXTV-TV Wednesday morning, Fiorina checks her phone and banters with people off camera. She off-handedly mentions that a friend “saw Barbara Boxer briefly on television this morning and said what everyone says, ‘God, what is that hair?'”

“Sooo yesterday,” Fiorina dishes, laughing, before stopping short as someone off camera points out the mic.

Earlier in the video, Fiorina responds to an off-camera comment with a smile, saying, “ Hello, Barbara.”

As the video starts, Fiorina wonders about GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s decision to be interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity.

“I think it’s bizarre — I mean she’s never been on Sean Hannity. I think it’s a very bad choice actually. You know how he is,” Fiorina said. “Sean Hannity is not an easy interview.”

A spokesperson for Fiorina downplayed the comments.

“This was nothing but early morning small talk,” Fiorina campaign press secretary Amy Thoma said in an e-mail to CNN.

Watch the video:

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