Sacramento, CA – Carly for California Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications Julie Soderlund today issued the following statement in response to news about Barbara Boxer’s fundraising in the last quarter of 2009:
“Barbara Boxer should be a very worried incumbent senator today. Not only did Carly out-raise Boxer in just 60 days to the tune of 2 to 1, but the polls are showing that, going into a tough election year, Boxer can’t earn the support of more than a majority of voters and that Carly is within three points of beating her after just two and a half months in the race.
“During her 18 years in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Boxer has been a consistent vote for big labor, environmental extremists, trial lawyers and Washington insiders, so we expect to see these special interest groups continue to donate heavily to her campaigns in exchange for her support for their priorities. However, Boxer’s consistent inability to get past the 50 percent threshold in the polls reflects her vulnerability as voters are beginning to see through her thin record, which is riddled with votes in direct conflict with the interests of the Californians she was elected to represent.
“No matter how much special interest money she raises, come Election Day this November, Barbara Boxer will have the worst possible ballot designation behind her name: incumbent.”