Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for the California Senate race, was admitted to a hospital this morning after showing symptoms of an infection related to reconstructive surgery she had this summer.
Fiorina, a breast-cancer survivor, received antibiotics to treat the infection, Deborah Bowker, Fiorina’s chief of staff, told the Los Angeles Times.
Bowker said Fiorina’s hospitalization would only affect her schedule today, and said Fiorina “is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon.”
The campaign of Sen. Barbara Boxer, the democratic California senate candidate, released a statement on Tuesday hoping for the best of Fiorina’s recovery.
“We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to returne to her normal schedule soon,” said Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer’s campaign manager.
Fiorina’s experiences as a breast cancer patient and survivor have led her to speak out against President Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation, according to the L.A. Times. Fiorina said she believes that the healthcare bill would be too expensive for the 32 million Americans it will affect and would not adequately address a number of issues with current system.