SACRAMENTO, CA – Following a momentum-building week marked by a growing list of endorsers supporting her candidacy, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today announced a new television advertising campaign centered on two 30-second spots titled “Work” and “Jobs” that contrast Fiorina’s proven record of success with Barbara Boxer’s failed 28-year career in Washington.
“This robust advertising campaign will send a strong message to Californians: Barbara Boxer has a 28-year record of failure in Washington, and I have the real-world experience it will take to beat her. Like many Californians, I have had enough of a government that is out of control and out of touch. Together, we can take Washington back, make it listen and make it work,” said Fiorina.
This advertising blitz follows on the heels of Fiorina’s earlier television advertisement, “Something Done” and her radio advertisement, “Bringing America Back.” The ads will begin airing statewide on Sunday on both broadcast and cable.
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FACTS ABOUT “WORK”
Trillions in new taxes…
Free enterprise? It’s almost gone…
WSJ On The Federal Government’s Fiscal Health: “A Mountain Of Debt, A Balloon Of Short-Term Borrowings That Come Due In The Months Ahead, And Interest Rates That Are Sure To Climb Back To Normal…” “The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with I.O.U.’s on terms that seem too good to be true. Treasury officials now face a trifecta of headaches: a mountain of new debt, a balloon of short-term borrowings that come due in the months ahead, and interest rates that are sure to climb back to normal as soon as the Federal Reserve decides that the emergency has passed.”(Edmund L. Andrews, “Wave Of Debt Payments Facing U.S. Government,” The New York Times, 11/22/09)
Had enough? Me, too. Barbara Boxer must be held accountable for her 28 years in Congress. Her bitter partisanship and huge expansion of our federal government, they stop now. Let’s take Washington back. Make it listen. Make it work.
Boxer’s Brash, Partisan Style Often Hurts Her Ability To Achieve Real, Tangible Results. “If Boxer’s absolutism raises the profile of her top issues – women’s health, the environment, corporate fraud and the oppression of Afghan women – it can also hurt her chances of success. Her unfashionable adherence to liberal tenets often does not play well in the clubby Senate. Many times she does not get the backing she needs to get her proposals written into law, and her hard-line amendments win little support from Republicans and sometimes even other Democrats.” (Adriel Bettelheim, “Wage Hike Fight One Of Many For A Leading Liberal,” Congressional Quarterly, 4/5/04)
Sen. Boxer Called “A Fierce Partisan.” “But while the president struck a blow in the name of fiscal restraint, his decision to eliminate billions from a recently enacted anti-terror law drew immediate howls from congressional Democrats and private complaints from some Republicans. Gone, in a stroke, were funds meant to aid Israel, bolster local firefighting forces and even replace antiquated election equipment in counties nationwide. Gone, too, may be a great deal of the comity Bush had counted on to help win congressional approval for some of his own legislative proposals. Democrats blasted Bush. Rep. Martin Frost of Texas, the third-ranking House Democrat, charged the president could be risking ‘homeland security and foreign policy stability.’ Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., a fierce partisan, said: ‘It makes no sense to say we are at war and then block the bipartisan efforts of Congress to protect the American people.’” (Editorial, “Bush Rattles Budget Sabers,” Grand Rapid Press, 8/14/02)
Los Angeles Times: Sen. Boxer Is Best Known As “An Unwavering Partisan.” “Among Democrats, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California – known as an unwavering partisan – said that, although she believes Gore won the election, she could recognize either candidate as legitimate when the next president takes office Jan. 20. ‘I’m not going to spend a lot of time grieving if Gore loses,’ Boxer said. ‘That doesn’t get you anywhere.’” (Nick Anderson, “For The Next Congress, Compromise May Be The Watchword,” Los Angeles Times, 11/26/00)
San Francisco Chronicle On Sen. Boxer: “Partisan, Liberal, And With A Reputation For Grandstanding.” “For years Republicans have viewed Barbara Boxer’s seat with wide eyes. Partisan, liberal, and with a reputation for grandstanding, Boxer has long been regarded as the most vulnerable of incumbents.” (Marc Sandalow, “Boxer Now Seen As A Heavyweight,” San Francisco Chronicle, 3/2/97)
I’m Carly Fiorina and I approve this message.
FACTS ABOUT “JOBS”
Does Barbara Boxer’s big government mean more jobs?
Battle-tested, conservative Republican
No, it means more taxes! Jobs come from the small businesses that Barbara Boxer’s big government is helping to destroy. I’m Carly Fiorina; I started as a receptionist and became CEO of Hewlett Packard. Jobs come from business, not Washington, why doesn’t she get it?
“A Woman Who Started Her Career As A Secretary And Went On To Become The First, And Only, Woman To Lead A Fortune 20 Company Is Not To Be Underestimated, But Respected.” “By no means am I suggesting that Fiorina is a lightweight. A woman who started her career as a secretary and went on to become the first, and only, woman to lead a Fortune 20 company is not to be underestimated, but respected.” (The Washington Post, 11/5/09)
Fiorina Rose From The Rank Of Secretary To CEO. “Ms. Fiorina adds that she learned the values of hard work and entrepreneurship after she left Stanford University with a degree in medieval history and philosophy and was ‘unemployable.’ She worked as a secretary at a real-estate firm until she joined a management training program at AT&T in 1980. She rose to oversee marketing and sales for the largest division of Lucent Technologies before taking over HP in 1999.” (The Wall Street Journal, 11/27/09)
“Many Are Quick To Credit Fiorina For Laying The Groundwork” For HP’s Recent Success. “But while analysts praise Hurd’s low-key style, many are quick to credit Fiorina for laying the groundwork.” (Rachel Conrad, “HP’s Strength Brings Recognition For Fiorina,” The Associated Press, 8/18/06)
HP “Desperately Needed Someone” Like Fiorina And She Deserves Credit For Shaking Up The “Hidebound Organization.” “She was the biggest proponent of changing HP’s culture, and although her hard-charging style ultimately worked against her, HP desperately needed someone like her, said Roger L. Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates. ‘Carly did a lot of the shaking up, which was necessary to get the hidebound organization liquefied again – and that left the field open for Mark Hurd to reorganize. The ironic postscript here is that Carly deserves far more credit than she got,’ Kay said. ‘The idea that the organization needed to be shaken up and be less technology-centric and more customer-centric turned out to be spot on.’” (Rachel Conrad, “HP’s Strength Brings Recognition For Fiorina,” The Associated Press, 8/18/06)
I’m Carly Fiorina, and I approve this message.