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  • In 1998, Fortune declared Carly Fiorina the most powerful woman in business — edging Oprah Winfrey. She’d top the annual list until 2004.
  • Whither tech? Retirees and people employed by financial investment and real estate interests composed Carly Fiorina’s top financial backers during her 2010 U.S. Senate bid.
  • Incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., spent several million dollars more than Carly Fiorina during their 2010 race and beat her by 10 percentage points.