REDDING, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today hosted a town hall in Redding with Assemblyman Jim Nielsen about the urgent need to replace Barbara Boxer and turn Washington’s attention to job creation and economic growth.
“Under Barbara Boxer’s watch, unemployment has soared to 12.6 percent, our debt has grown to $12.5 trillion and our deficit will top $4 trillion in the next three years. And in Shasta County, it is even worse with unemployment approaching 18 percent. This is completely unacceptable, and it is time for her to go,” said Fiorina. “I am running for U.S. Senate because I come from the real world, where actions trump talk and problem-solving trumps partisanship. I am asking for your vote today because I believe that, together, we can make Washington work for us.”
Nielsen previously served three terms in the California State Senate representing the North State beginning in 1978. From 1983 to 1987, he served as Senate Republican Leader. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 2008. Nielsen endorsed Fiorina’s campaign for U.S. Senate last month.
“Carly Fiorina’s real-world experience provides her with a unique perspective on our nation’s economic challenges, and her record of leadership makes her exactly the kind of senator we want representing California in Washington,” added Nielsen. “California Republicans must focus on beating Barbara Boxer this November, and Carly is our best chance to replace Boxer with a true fiscal and social conservative this year.”
Recent polling – including surveys conducted by KABC/SurveyUSA, Public Policy Polling and Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies – has shown Fiorina leading her Republican primary opponents by as much as 23 points. Surveys have also shown that Fiorina is the candidate best positioned to defeat Barbara Boxer in the general election, polling within the margin of error in several surveys.