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Meet Frank Fiorina, Potential First Gentleman

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Carly Fiorina and her husband Frank.Photograph by Justin Sullivan — Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina may be losing ground in recent polls, but there’s at least one supporter she counts on that Americans may be getting to know soon: her husband Frank Fiorina.

In a story for The Hill, writer Carol Felsenthal divulges a few nuggets about the potential first First Gentleman. Some highlights:

  • Frank describes himself as a “poor boy from Pittsburgh” and met Carly in 1981 at AT&T, where they both worked. He was an executive, she was a management trainee and then a sales rep. They were each (unhappily) married to other people at the time. Frank’s wife filed for divorce the same year he met Carly.
  • When Carly’s career took off at Hewlett-Packard, Frank, then 48, took early retirement from AT&T to run their household. He also served as her armed bodyguard when she traveled.
  • He admitted to having mixed feelings about Carly’s decision to run for Senate in 2010.

While recent polls suggest that Carly Fiorina’s chances at winning the GOP nomination are low, there is talk that she could be chosen for some other high profile position, including vice presidential running mate. Which means we could be getting to know Frank Fiorina a little bit better.