| Jocelyn Augustino, American Media Institute

Carly Fiorina blasts media as campaign vows to 'go the distance'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's campaign manager lashed out at the media in an email to supporters Sunday, vowing that the campaign will mount a "50-state strategy to win this election."

"They don’t want Carly to beat Hillary (Clinton)," manager Frank Sadler wrote, "and as a result, they have no interest in giving this campaign the coverage it deserves."

News media have intentionally ignored the strong campaign apparatus of candidates like Fiorina to suit their own political ends, Sadler said, noting that Fiorina's Iowa campaign has "353 community captains, 60 canvassers and 12 full-time staff."

In New Hampshire, Sadler writes "it just looks better," with the campaign boasting 500 community captains, 77 canvassers, and 12 full-time staff."

Regardless of the Iowa outcome, Sadler says the campaign will contest the nomination to the end.

"They have also made it clear that they are in it for the long haul, having announced leadership teams in 24 other states," he wrote. 

Even as Fiorina has campaigned aggressively in Iowa, polls show her making little headway against Republican front-runners Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

A Quinnipiac poll of likely Republican caucus-goers, released Sunday, showed Fiorina at 2 percent, within the poll's 3.3-percentage-point margin of error.

Sadler is unfazed by the polls, insisting Fiorina "is going to continue to exceed expectations" and promising that, regardless of the outcome in Iowa Monday night, "We’ve built an organization that is prepared to go the distance."