Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina started the undercard debate Thursday with a deeply personal attack at Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJohn Legend not ruling out talking politics at Oscars Clinton taunts GOP lawmakers for dodging town halls Instagram taps former Michelle Obama, Clinton aide to lead communications MORE's marriage. 

"Unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband," Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, said in the Fox Business Network debate held Thursday night in South Carolina.
 
The audience laughed, and did again when Fiorina said that business elites such as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEllison: 'Begin investigations' on impeaching Trump Report: House measure forcing release of info on Trump conflicts likely to die in committee Inauguration singer to Trump: Meet with me and my transgender sister MORE, the party's front-runner, had been "buying people like Hillary Clinton."
 
Asked receiving an opening question about the economy, Fiorina ignored it for most of her answer, riffing on why she, as a political outsider, was best placed to "take our country back."