Carly Fiorina is attracting sympathy, as more people are coming to her defense for being excluded from the last Republican debate hosted by ABC News on Saturday, NBC News reported.
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Mitt Romney have supported the former Hewlett Packard executive. Romney urged ABC News not to “exclude (the) only woman.”
Fiorina is the only Republican candidate that is not invited to the debate because she does not meet ABC News’ criteria. ABC News has only invited candidates who ranked in the top three in Iowa, who placed in the top six places in New Hampshire polls and in national polls.
She met with Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus Thursday, following up on a letter she sent to the RNC to press ABC to let her debate.
The debate will be the last time the candidates will square off before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.