Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has been surging in the polls ever since her impressive performance in the Republican presidential debate last month, drawing more attention to her ‘Washington outsider’ campaign. As a former technology executive, she has demonstrated her Washington credentials with “her political acumen and grasp of policy issues.” With the number two spot in New Hampshire and number three spot in Iowa, the former Hewlett-Packard executive is mustering support from a crowd of wealthy donors. Fiorina is reportedly on a short list of candidates the Koch brothers may support with their $1 billion war chest. The billionaire Kochs previously endorsed Fiorina in 2010 when she ran against Democrat Barbara Boxer for a California Senate seat and lost. With checks in hand, mega donors are taking a serious look at the Washington outsider with a Republican insider strategy.