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Carly Fiorina digital ad highlights ‘momentum’ in Iowa

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Carly Fiorina released the first digital ad in her race to be the Republican presidential nominee.

The 90-second spot, titled “Momentum,” mentions the “early buzz” for the former Hewlett-Packard CEO as she becomes the only female candidate in a crowded GOP field.

“We need leadership in the White House now that will unlock the potential of this great nation by changing the order of things in Washington, D.C.,” Fiorina says in a statement. “Challenging the status quo.”

The ad, produced by the Carly for America campaign, pushes her unique experiences as CEO and features a woman in a focus group saying Fiorina is a “good communicator … she knows what she is talking about.”

We need someone who can win the job,” Fiorina says. “It’s worth considering someone who can do the job.”

Another clip has a pair of pundits pointing out that Fiorina does what none of the other Republican candidates seems comfortable doing – taking on Hillary Clinton “squarely.”

This weekend, Fiorina told Fox News Sunday that although she believes Hillary Clinton is hardworking and intelligent, she and Bill Clinton are “personification of what 82 percent now consider” the professional political class.” Hillary, and other professional politicians, Fiorina said, are “more concerned about preserving … power and privilege” than “doing the people’s business.”

Despite the buzz and her increased visibility in early primary states such as Iowa, Fiorina remains close to the bottom in polling, placing 13th in the latest RealClearPolitics average, with 1.5 points.

“Momentum” is now available on YouTube.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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