Politics & Government

Nancy Reagan endorses Fiorina, Whitman in California

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has publicly thrown her support behind the two women at the top of the Republican ticket.

The wife of late President and California Gov. Ronald Reagan today endorsed U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

The candidates praised Reagan in separate statements announcing the endorsements.

"I am honored and humbled to have earned the endorsement of Mrs. Reagan, whom I greatly admire and respect," Fiorina said in a press release. "She and I share the same core values...."

"The legacy of President Reagan and Nancy Reagan have long been an inspiration to me, and their impact on our state and our nation is immeasurable," Whitman said in an e-mailed statement.

Both candidates met with Reagan yesterday at private meeting in Los Angeles, producing a rare photograph of Fiorina and Whitman together.

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