SAN JOSE, CA – At the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, Carly Fiorina today filed to put her name on the June primary election ballot as a Republican candidate for United States Senate. She vowed to take on Barbara Boxer and her failed record as California’s senator for the last 18 years.
“For 18 long years, California has been represented by a bitterly partisan and ineffective senator in Barbara Boxer. She has completely failed to represent the people who sent her to Washington in the first place,” said Fiorina. “I don’t come from Washington; I come from the real world. From that real-world experience I know firsthand how to create jobs, and I have been on the receiving end of job-killing government regulation. When I go to Washington, my first priority will be to encourage job creation by lowering the tax and regulatory burden for our nation’s job creators: small businesses. We must also cut off Washington’s spending spree by refusing to send them more of our hard-earned money. Today I am asking the people of California to vote for me as their next U.S. Senator. Changing Washington starts with changing the people we send there.”
Since announcing her intention to run for the U.S. Senate in November 2009, Carly has traveled up and down the state from San Diego to Los Angeles, from Fresno to Sacramento, and from California’s Central Coast to the Inland Empire to talk to voters about who she is and what she will do as their U.S. senator.
“It will take a tremendous push from a broad, diverse network of grassroots supporters to defeat Boxer and the special interests that bankroll her campaigns. I’m thankful to have many committed Californians standing with me in telling Washington we’ve had enough,” Fiorina added. “I look forward to continuing to travel up and down California in the coming months to talk with the people of this great state and discuss how we can work together to develop effective solutions to our most pressing challenges.”