Former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina will join the National Republican Senatorial Committee as its vice chairwoman, according to a release. Fiorina, who lost a Senate race against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) last election, will focus on fundraising.

“I’m pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle,” NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) said in the announcement.
Fiorina's loss to Boxer last fall — by 10 percentage points — wasn't due to lack of money: Her campaign raised and spent more than $21 million against Boxer, although half of that money she provided to the campaign herself. Fiorina has close ties with wealthy possible donors in the computer industry as well as in the donor-ripe metro areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and is known as a skilled businesswoman and money manager: good assets for a top fundraiser.

She joins a committee that helped her last campaign: The NRSC gave her  $42,600 last election, as much as they did directly to any other candidate.

Democrats criticized Fiorina's record. "Carly Fiorina laid off thousands and outsourced good American jobs overseas, but that didn’t stop national Republicans from investing millions in her campaign, which she lost by double digits, or hiring her today," said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman Shripal Shah. "Republicans are not only working to protect tax breaks for millionaires, but they’re also finding them jobs."