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Lynn Jenkins endorses Carly Fiorina in primary

Posted: 2:29 PM, Sep 20, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-20 15:29:28-04

U.S. House Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2) has thrown her support behind Carly Fiorina in the 2016 Republican primary.

In announcing her support for Fiorina, Jenkins credited the presidential candidate's history as a businesswoman.

Jenkins also said Fiorina represents change for the system.

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"As a CPA who practiced public accounting for nearly 20 years before coming to Congress, I recognize when a system is as badly broken as Washington is, it is best to look to the outside for a new direction," Jenkins said in a statement. "Carly Fiorina is exactly the strong, steady, no nonsense businesswoman that our nation so desperately needs."

Fiorina, by many estimations, has been one of the winners of the debate cycle so far during the GOP primary.

She's climbed to the top three in some national polls as well.

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Jenkins believes she's more than qualified for the job.

"She is proof the American dream still exists," Jenkins said. "When I think of the critical challenges our nation faces, whether its job creation domestically or thuggish dictators and terror networks internationally, I can think of no one better to face them down than Carly Fiorina."

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