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Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson add breadth to Republican presidential field

Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson add breadth to Republican presidential field

With the additions of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on Monday to the growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls, the GOP diversified its slate of candidates as it tries to promote an image of inclusion to appeal to a broader group of voters. Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, became the lone woman to enter the GOP primaries, announcing her candidacy in a video on her website. Carson, a pioneering African American neurosurgeon, returned to his native Detroit for an hourlong ceremony — which at times felt like a church service — touting his lack of political experience as a benefit to his candidacy. But neither Fiorina nor Carson, who have only outside...

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