Senate Candidate Fiorina Hospitalized for Infection

California Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was hospitalized early Tuesday after coming down with a surgery-related infection but was expected to make a quick recovery and return to the campaign trail, her staff said.

Carly Fiorina
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Carly Fiorina

Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO who successfully battled breast cancer, developed the infection as a result of reconstructive surgery over the summer, Deborah Bowker, her chief of staff, said in a brief statement.

Bowker said Fiorina, 56, was being treated with antibiotics.

"While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat, and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon," Bowker said.

The Republican nominee is in the middle of the midterm elections race against Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.

Polls show Fiorina, a political novice, in a tight race with Boxer, who seeks her fourth term in the Senate.