Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton says Republican rival Carly Fiorina should not be judged any differently just because she is the only woman candidate in the Republican presidential race.
“I’m always in favor of women running,” she told TIME in an exclusive interview. “But people need to hold women’s policies up to light and determine what their answers to problems would be before deciding to support them. I’m willing to subject myself to that process and try to earn every vote; I assume any woman running would do the same.”
Clinton was responding to a question about whether Fiorina had been treated differently than other male candidates in the Republican primary. The fuller contents of the interview conducted on Friday will be included in my forthcoming book, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, which will be published in January.
“Obviously, I disagree fundamentally with a number of positions that she’s put forward. I think that her full-throated, inaccurate attack on Planned Parenthood was really ill-advised and inflammatory,” Clinton said of Fiorina.