Carly Fiorina Leaving Hospital to Resume Campaigning

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California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is leaving the hospital today and will resume campaigning tomorrow, according to her campaign.

Fiorina checked into an undisclosed California hospital yesterday to be treated for an infection related to post-breast cancer reconstructive surgery.

The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 but made a full recovery after undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as a double mastectomy. Over the summer she had reconstructive surgery.

"Carly is grateful for the outpouring of well wishes and prayers from so many Californians," Fiorina's Chief of Staff Deborah Bowker said in a statement. "She is excited to get back on the campaign trail and to move forward toward a triumph over Barbara Boxer next Tuesday."

A new SurveyUSA poll shows Boxer, Fiorina's Democratic opponent, leading Fiorina by five points.

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