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Carly Fiorina ‘seriously’ weighing ’16 run

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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she’s “very seriously considering running” for president in 2016, a move that could make her the highest-profile female in the Republican field.

“I think we need different experience, different perspective and a different voice,” she said in an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto.” “There’s no doubt the world is missing American leadership and the world desperately needs American leadership.”

{mosads}Fiorina, who mounted a failed bid for Senate in California in 2010, has been publicly wrestling with a run over the past few months. She appears to be the only female likely to jump into the field and is touting her business experience as a unique asset and key component of a potential run.

“It’s not the entrepreneurial spirit in this nation that is dying, we have a leviathan called the government that’s crushing that spirit and if you ask those small business owners … 70 percent of them consider government hostile to them,” she said.

“We’re at a point now where the government is so big, so complex, so unaccountable, so inefficient, so corrupt in so many cases that it is becoming harder and harder for people with guts, and brains, and ambitions and gifts to put them to work.”

Fiorina also panned the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as detrimental to community banks and small business.  

“What did Dodd-Frank do? It made ten banks too big to fail into five banks too big to fail,” she said.

“Meanwhile the community banking system that gives those entrepreneurs and most of those small business owners their helping hand, their line of credit, their chance — the community banking system is flat on its back, because small can’t deal with big government.” 

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