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Republican contenders launch bids for presidential race




Former business executive Carly Fiorina speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa.
Former business executive Carly Fiorina speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa.
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Carly Fiorina, former CEO of tech giant, Hewlett Packard, Ben Carson, illustrious pediatric neurosurgeon and former Governor Mike Huckabee are throwing their hats into the Republican presidential race.

Fiorina, once named the most powerful woman in business by “Fortune” magazine, is remembered in California for her senate bid in 2010 to unseat incumbent Barbara Boxer. Ben Carson is African-American and was born poor to a single mother. He went on to graduate from Yale and University of Michigan medical school, rising to the position of  director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Former Governor Mike Huckabee is known to be popular with the evangelical right.

Do any of these candidates have a shot at breaking away from the pack?

Guests:

Carla Marinucci, Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Philip Bump, Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix