Saturday, June 7, 2014

6 Republican 'WOMEN' Who Can Defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016

My top female choices for 2016.

Carly Fiorina

 Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorinai is a former business executive and a former California Republican candidate for the United States Senate. Fiorina served as chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 and previously was an executive at AT&T and its equipment and technology spinoff, Lucent. Fiorina was considered one of the most powerful women in business during her tenure at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard. While she was chief executive at HP, the company weathered the collapse of the dot-com bubble, although the stock lost half of its value throughout her tenure.

 In 2002, the company completed a contentious merger with rival computer company Compaq, which made HP the world's largest personal computer manufacture.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state

Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state (after Colin Powell), and the second female secretary of state (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. 

Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and Eastern Europe Affairs Advisor to President George H.W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.  In March 2009, Rice returned to Stanford University as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In September 2010, Rice became a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy

GovNikki Haley

  S.CGovNikki Haley (R) 

Nimrata "Nikki" Randhawa Haley (b. January 20, 1972, in Bamberg, South Carolina) is the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. A Republican, she was elected on November 2, 2010, defeating Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen. She was sworn into office on January 12, 2011. Haley's election made her the first Indian-American woman to become governor and the second Indian-American governor in the United States after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

 As governor, Haley's focus has been on creating jobs and improving the state's business climate. She has also worked towards cutting taxes for small businesses, pension reform, Medicaid reform, illegal immigration reform, Voter ID, and created the office of Inspector General. An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Haley as the 21st most conservative governor in the country. Haley previously served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 87, Lexington County, from 2005-2010.

 Haley's first term will expire in January 2015. 

 Governor Susana Martinez

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
Susana Martinez, (born July 14, 1959, in El Paso, Texas) is the 31st and current Governor of New Mexico. A Republican, Martinez won election on November 2, 2010, defeating former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish (D) with 53.3 percent of the vote. Martinez is New Mexico's first female governor as well as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. She is seeking re-election in 2014. An attorney by trade, Martinez previously served as District Attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, from 1997 until 2011. An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Martinez as the 24th most conservative governor in the country. Martinez was a Democrat until 1995, when she switched to the Republican Party.

Fmr. Gov. Linda Lingle

Fmr. Gov. Linda Lingle
Linda Lingle (b. Linda Cutter on June 4, 1953) was Governor of Hawaii from 2002 until 2010. Lingle ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Hawaii. Lingle won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 11, 2012 but lost the general election on November 6, 2012 to Mazie Hirono (D). Lingle holds a few distinctions: first Republican elected governor in Hawaii in forty years since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962, first county mayor elected governor in Hawaii, first female elected governor in Hawaii, first Jewish governor in Hawaii; the first twice-divorced governor of Hawaii; and the first not to have any children. During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, Lingle served as chairwoman of the convention during the absence of permanent chairman Dennis Hastert from the convention floor. Prior to her gubernatorial administration, Lingle served as Maui County mayor, council member, and chaired the Hawaii Republican Party. As of November 20, 2006, her approval rating stood at 71% with only 24% disapproval.

Senator Deb Fischer

Den Fischer calls on veterans affairs head Shinseki to resign
Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator for Nebraska

Deb Fischer (b. March 1, 1951, in Lincoln, Nebraska) is a Republican member of the United States Senate from the state of Nebraska. She was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Fischer defeated former Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey and independent candidate Russell Anderson in the November general election. Incumbent Senator Ben Nelson (D) did not seek re-election in 2012. Fischer succeeded him on January 3, 2013. Prior to her election to the Senate, Fischer served as a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 43, and an Executive Board Member, from 2005-2013. 

Sources: Ballotpedia/Wikipedia