A former Silicon Valley CEO is now a Republican presidential candidate. Carly Fiorina makes her bid official.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

Carly Fiorina, the first woman in the Republican race, is casting her self as a political outsider in a short campaign announcement video.

(Fiorina) "Our founders never intended us to have a professional political class. They believed that citizens and leaders needed to step forward."

Fiorina has also made her gender a big part of her appeal, telling supporters and reporters Hillary Clinton can't trumpet a war on women if she faces a woman.

Like Clinton, Fiorina is forgoing a major campaign launch event. Instead, hosting an online town hall before stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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Another Republican setting his sights on the White House: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who spoke Monday at event in Detroit.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports from Detroit: