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Senate candidate hospitalized in California

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Fiorina hospitalized for an infection
  • Her campaign says she hopes to return soon to the campaign trail

(CNN) -- Carly Fiorina, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in California, has been hospitalized for treatment of an infection, her campaign said in a statement released Tuesday.

The infection is related to reconstructive surgery she had after successfully battling breast cancer, the statement said.

"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," said the statement from Fiorina's chief of staff, Deborah Bowker.

The campaign did not say when or where she was admitted.

Fiorina faces Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer in the November 2 election.

Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer's campaign manager, said, "We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon."