Fresno Small Business Owner on Why Carly Should Win

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Scott Miller, Owner, Gazebo Gardens

I had the pleasure of welcoming senate candidate Carly Fiorina and representatives from the U.S., California and local Fresno Chambers of Commerce, to my nursery today. Gazebo Gardens has been in business for nearly 90 years, and I believe that there has never before been an election more important than this one for California’s small businesses.

There have been so many recent closures in the nursery industry that it sometimes feels like the mom and pop corner nursery has become a thing of the past. But it’s not just the nursery industry—businesses of all kinds are struggling to survive in this tough economy. That is why now, more than ever, it is crucial that we elect leaders who understand that by raising taxes and increasing regulations we are killing small businesses and making it even harder to put people back to work.

Carly understands that, in order to grow our economy, we have to cut taxes, reduce regulations and reward businesses for hiring more people and being successful—not punish them. Carly knows what it takes to create a job and has the real world business experience necessary to get our economy going again. Barbara Boxer, on the other hand, has had 28 years in Washington but only a record of higher spending, more burdensome regulation and a lot of empty talk to show for it.

Defeating Barbara Boxer in November is a matter of great importance for many small business owners up and down the state. I know that, with the help of support of California’s small businesses, we can come together and elect Carly as our next United States Senator.

Job Creators Reject 28 Years of Barbara Boxer’s Failed Leadership, Endorse Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate

Monday, August 9th, 2010

LONG BEACH, CA – During a press conference at SnugTop, one of the last manufacturers still in business in the Long Beach area, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) and the California Chamber of Commerce today joined U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina in rejecting Barbara Boxer’s 28 years of failing to stand up for job creators across the nation, as well as in highlighting Fiorina’s plan to create jobs and grow the economy by lowering taxes, fighting for every job and incentivizing innovation. Today’s stop kicks off a two-day statewide tour during which job creators will call on the people of California to replace Barbara Boxer this November.

“For 28 long years, Barbara Boxer has failed to fight for jobs, failed to fight for policies that spur economic growth and failed to fight for American companies. Today we are rejecting Boxer’s nearly three decades of failed leadership and antagonism toward California’s businesses,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and National Political Director Bill Miller. “Carly Fiorina, on the other hand, understands firsthand the challenges companies face every day and will fight for the policies in Washington we need so our companies can compete in the global marketplace and so our economy can recover, grow and flourish. That’s the reason we are endorsing Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate.”

Founded in 1912, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today represents more than 3 million businesses and organizations across the United States in pushing for free enterprise, individual freedom and opportunity through national advertising, grassroots advocacy, citizen engagement and research. The Chamber’s goal is to help elect a pro-business Congress and advance legislation that furthers its policy objectives.

“During her nearly three decades in Washington, Barbara Boxer has made it increasingly difficult for manufacturers to do business in the United States by championing higher and higher taxes and stiffer and stiffer regulations. The path down which Boxer has driven our nation is littered with companies that have suffered as a result of these job-killing policies; that’s the reason we’re today charting a new course by endorsing Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate,” said CMTA President Jack Stewart. “As a U.S. senator, Carly will advance policies that encourage economic growth, job creation and a less intrusive federal government in order to foster a business environment in which manufacturers and all California companies can thrive.”

CMTA’s mission is to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology-based companies. Since 1918, CMTA has worked with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state’s environmental resources. CMTA represents businesses from the entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $250 billion every year and employs more than 1.2 million Californians.

“Carly Fiorina is the pro-business candidate for U.S. Senate. When jobs and the economy are the primary focus of all Californians, we would be well served to have a U.S. senator who has created private-sector jobs, has had to balance budgets and knows how unnecessary government regulation can stifle investment,” said California Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Allan Zaremberg. “Carly is a proven leader who will bring common-sense solutions to an out-of-touch political process in Washington.”

Tracing its roots back to the California State Board of Trade’s establishment in 1890, CalChamber works to make California a better place to do business by giving private-sector employers a voice in state politics and by providing a full range of California-specific products and services. The organization now serves as an advocate for some 15,000 job creators and works to enhance the California economy by making it a better place to live, work and do business.

“I am honored to have the support of these job creators and their members behind my campaign, and I look forward to fighting with them to implement policies that spur job creation and economic growth in California and around the United States,” said Fiorina. “Under the leadership of career politicians like Barbara Boxer, we have made it harder – not easier – for companies to grow, succeed and hire Americans. That’s a record of failure we reject today. If we are serious about growing our economy and creating jobs, then we must send new leadership to the U.S. Senate, and that begins by replacing Barbara Boxer this November.”

Fiorina’s economic growth plan focuses on unleashing the talents and energies of California’s workers, small-business owners, innovators and entrepreneurs by getting government out of the way and reducing uncertainty that is inevitably caused by intrusive and over-reaching government regulatory policies. Fiorina today also earned the endorsement of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.

Carly Fiorina Joins Farmers and Ranchers in Urging Barbara Boxer to Stand Against Largest Tax Hike in American History

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Fiorina Also Earns Endorsement of California Grape and Tree Fruit League President Barry Bedwell

FRESNO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was today joined by Fresno-area farmers and ranchers at Tri-Boro Fruit Company for a press conference to urge Senator Barbara Boxer to stand with California’s agriculture industry in opposing the largest tax increase in United States history, which includes a 55 percent death tax that will particularly hurt California’s farmers and ranchers.

“In the midst of one of the worst economic downturns in a generation, California families simply cannot afford to pay an additional $1,600 in higher taxes next year. And California family farms and ranches – who have already suffered a one-two punch from a bad economy and restricted water flow to the Central Valley – can’t afford to be saddled with a 55 percent death tax,” said Fiorina. “Today, I join these hard-working farmers and ranchers in urging Barbara Boxer to stand against the largest tax hike in American history. I hope – but I do not expect – that she will, for once, support policies in Washington that will make it easier for these family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to grow, succeed and create jobs.”

The 2001 and 2003 tax relief measures are currently scheduled to expire at the end of this year. If Congress fails to extend them in the next five months, this would represent the largest tax increase in American history, $3.8 trillion, and would cost the average middle-income California family more than $1,600 in higher taxes next year. Fiorina has consistently called for both the extension of these important relief measures and for abolishing the death tax; Barbara Boxer, however, has voted against death tax relief at least 18 times and has voted for more than $1 trillion in higher taxes during her nearly three decades in Washington.

“Carly Fiorina understands the importance of fighting for and standing with our state’s agriculture industry, and she will be a vocal advocate for us in the U.S. Senate,” said California Grape and Tree Fruit League President Barry Bedwell. “Among the most important agriculture issues Carly will champion is the end of the 55 percent death tax, which hurts successful farmers and ranchers who want to pass down their land and livestock to future generations – essentially taxing the American dream. I’m proud to stand with Carly in calling for an end to this devastating tax and to support her campaign for Senate.”

Also speaking at the press conference were Agriculture Leaders for Carly co-chair and California Cattlemen’s Association President-Elect Kevin Kester, who discussed his family’s being forced to sell off several pieces of their ranch after his grandfather passed away. As a result of their death tax payments, the family witnessed a significant decrease in the ranch’s ability to hire, reinvest in the business and purchase much-needed goods and materials. Similarly, J&L Vineyards Owner and Operator Debbie Jacobson may have to sell a large portion of family property due to taxes assessed on their estate after the recent death of her parents.

Carly Fiorina Hosts Roundtable with Asian American Business Leaders in Sunnyvale

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

SUNNYVALE, CA – During a meeting with Asian American business leaders in Sunnyvale, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today discussed the disastrous results of Barbara Boxer’s 28-year career in Washington and the negative impact higher taxes and thicker regulations are having on small-business owners across California. Fiorina also presented her own proposals to create jobs, grow the economy and rein in federal spending.

“California’s small businesses are the embodiment of the American dream, and the policies implemented by our leaders in Washington should always foster and cultivate the ideals of freedom, entrepreneurship and innovation on which our nation was built,” said Fiorina. “However, the course Barbara Boxer and her fellow Democrats in Congress have charted is leading our nation toward economic stagnation – not economic growth. From her votes for more than $1 trillion in higher taxes to her support for onerous new mandates on California’s enterprises, Barbara Boxer is clearly no friend of small businesses. That’s why she must be replaced this November.”

Since declaring her intention to run for U.S. Senate, Fiorina has consistently focused on job creation and economic growth. In particular, the economic growth plan she unveiled in April calls for extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, eliminating the estate tax, eliminating capital gains taxes on small-business investments, instituting a two-year payroll tax holiday for small businesses and start-up businesses that hire unemployed workers, and creating “Jobs for Americans Zones” that provide businesses in targeted geographic areas a 10-year tax holiday for facilities repatriated from overseas and a five-year tax holiday for start-ups and expansions.

“California is home to more than half a million Asian-owned businesses, and these companies play an important role in our economy,” added McDonald’s owner and community leader C.C. Yin, who is also an honorary chair of Asian Americans for Carly. “Carly understands how important it is to support these companies by cutting taxes and reducing the thicket of regulation that inhibits their growth and success, and that’s why I am standing behind her campaign for U.S. Senate today.”

Also participating in the event were Asian Americans for Carly statewide chair Ann Hoang Fogliani and 888 Auto Corporation Owner Maria Chen. Last month, Fiorina launched Asian Americans for Carly and announced the support of such prominent Asian Americans as Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel and former Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi.

Carly Fiorina Opposes Nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – Carly Fiorina today announced that she has decided not to support Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“I believe the Senate’s duty to ‘advise and consent’ requires a thorough review of judicial nominees and their records. I closely followed the Senate’s confirmation hearings and have taken time to carefully consider how I would vote on Elena Kagan’s nomination were I a member of the Senate today.

“The confirmation process revealed that she has many admirable qualities – an ability to solve problems, an energetic mind and an enthusiasm for her colleagues and her work – all of which qualify her to serve as Solicitor General, the Dean of a Law School or even as a legislator. However, the process also underscored her lack of experience as a jurist, which in my mind is a key element in determining whether or not a nominee is qualified to serve as a member of the Supreme Court.

“As a member of the Court, her duties would be to faithfully interpret the Constitution and, in many cases, to exercise judicial restraint. Unfortunately, her complete lack of judicial experience coupled with a public record that sheds minimal light on how she would execute these duties gives me great pause about her qualifications to serve on the highest court in the land. It is for that reason that I have decided not to support her nomination to this position.”

Boxer’s “Stimulus”: Nothing But An Empty Lot

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Carly Fiorina Issues Statement in Response to Coburn McCain Report on Stimulus Waste

SACRAMENTO, CA - U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today made the following statement in response to the recently released Coburn McCain report outlining 100 "stimulus" projects that have been a deplorable use of taxpayer money and, in many cases, not only failed to create jobs but have actually eliminated jobs:

"As the economy has slowed, consumer spending has fallen flat and unemployment sits at record highs, Barbara Boxer has the audacity to continue to look Californians in the eye and claim the stimulus is working. There's no doubt the $862 billion taxpayer-funded stimulus package has failed to deliver the jobs Barbara Boxer promised it would; today, we're learning even more about the egregious spending authorized under the plan.

"A full $308 million in our tax dollars are going to a BP-owned company to build a plant that has yet to break ground. Another $2 million has been allocated to photograph exotic ants in San Francisco. Boeing – who is now taking their business and jobs to Oklahoma because of the high cost of doing business in California – received a 'no-bid contract worth nearly $16 million in stimulus money to clean up a California site it helped pollute.' That's not to mention more than $100,000 in funding for a building that, at this point, is nothing but an empty lot. Unfortunately, this kind of ridiculous use of taxpayer dollars is an all too common occurrence in Washington, yet Barbara Boxer continues to cast votes to perpetuate this system and pay for it with higher taxes. Californians deserve better. As your senator, I will stand up and be held accountable to deliver on policies that encourage real job creation, not produce empty lots and pictures of ants."

*CA Stimulus Project: Picture of "Progress" to Lifelong Politician Barbara Boxer


A Sampling Of The Wasteful California Projects Identified In The McCain-Coburn Stimulus Book:

In San Francisco, The California Academy Of Science Will Receive Nearly $2 Million To "Capture, Photograph, And Analyze Thousands Of Exotic Ants." "Ants Talk. Taxpayers Listen (San Francisco, CA) - $1.9 million … The California Academy of Sciences is receiving nearly $2 million to send researchers to the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa, to capture, photograph, and analyze thousands of exotic ants. The photographs of the ants – over 3,000 species' worth, according to the grant proposal – will be posted on AntWeb, a website devoted to organizing and displaying pictures and information on the world's thousands of ant species." ("Summertime Blues," Offices Of Sen. Tom Coburn And Sen. John McCain, 8/10)

In Kern County, BP-Owned Hydrogen Energy California Was Awarded $308 Million For The Construction Of A Power Plant In December 2011. "Power Plant Construction Won't Start for at Least Two Years (Kern County, CA) - $308 million … BP may have found itself staring down huge financial losses over the past several months, but executives can take solace knowing that a stimulus windfall will help offset them. On September 28, 2009, Hydrogen Energy California, LLC (HECA), owned largely by BP, was awarded $308 million in stimulus funds to 'generate more environmentally friendly electricity by capturing carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.' HECA is a joint venture of BP Alternative Energy North America and Rio Tinto subsidiaries. Stimulus funds 'enabled continued development of the HECA project which otherwise would have been cancelled.' Construction is not expected to begin until December 2011, nearly three years after the passage of the Recovery Act, raising serious questions about whether it is anywhere near 'shovel-ready.'" ("Summertime Blues," Offices Of Sen. Tom Coburn And Sen. John McCain, 8/10)

In Simi Valley, Boeing Received A "No-Bid Contract Worth Nearly $16 Million In Stimulus Money To Clean Up A California Site It Helped Pollute." "Firm Gets No-Bid Environmental Cleanup Contract – for a Mess It Helped Make (Simi Valley, CA) - $15.8 million … It's the 'Pottery Barn' rule in reverse: you break it, you get paid for it. Aerospace giant Boeing received a no-bid contract worth nearly $16 million in stimulus money to clean up a California site it helped pollute. The facility, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, was built in the 1940s, and has been used for engine testing and nuclear power work; Boeing has owned it since 1996. In 2007, local authorities fined Boeing $471,000 for dozens of pollution violations at the site, which poisoned wastewater and storm runoff that ended up in the Los Angeles River." ("Summertime Blues," Offices Of Sen. Tom Coburn And Sen. John McCain, 8/10)

*In Glendale, New Horizons Family Center Received A $131,000 Grant For The Construction Of A Low-Income Child Care Facility That Has Already Suffered Years Of Delays And Has Not Begun Construction. "Youth Center Awarded Grant May Not Get Built (Glendale, CA) - $131,000 … 'You're all going to be wearing hard hats in April,' Maria Rochart, executive director of New Horizons Family Center, declared in March about the impending construction on New Horizons Family Center's child-care facilities. Today, the project does not appear any closer to starting. Nearly a year ago, New Horizons was awarded $131,000 in grant funding for the construction of a new facility to care for low-income kids after school. According to the Glendale News-Press, 'Construction on New Horizons Family Center's long-awaited 'Children's Village Nuestra Casa' was to begin last spring after years of delays and hundreds of thousands in government funding. But months after the nonprofit's founder told city commissioners the project was about to break ground, the lot on the 1200 block of South Maryland Avenue sits unchanged.'" ("Summertime Blues," Offices Of Sen. Tom Coburn And Sen. John McCain, 8/10)

Statewide Volunteer Chair: Join Us Today!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Guest post by Chuck McDougald, Statewide Volunteer Chair, Carly for California

I’m excited to join Carly today in announcing the county and local chairs of the Carly for California grassroots leadership team. We have an impressive team of individuals who are dedicated to spreading Carly’s message and building support for her campaign. Up and down the state, our grassroots team is mobilizing our efforts to get Carly elected in November.

Carly believes that our Founding Fathers envisioned our nation to be lead by a citizen government—that’s what they meant when they said of, for and by the people. Carly’s real-world experience and understanding of what it takes to create a job stands in stark contrast with Boxer’s decades-long record of increasing spending and implementing onerous regulations that make it harder for small businesses to survive. It speaks volumes that Carly, who has never run for office, has a more vibrant and energized grassroots team than her opponent who has spent more time in office than most Californians have been alive.

Joining me in our grassroots leadership team are Statewide Volunteer Coordinator Evie Coss, Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Richard Sherman, Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Jalene Forbis, Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Joel Strom, Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Cathie Bennett Warner, Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Luis Buhler and Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Michael Schwab. Together with our dedicated county and local chairs, we are committed to spreading Carly’s message of job creation, economic growth and fiscal responsibility to all of California’s voters.

With grassroots volunteer chairs representing every county in the state, now is the perfect time for you to sign up and join our team! Click here to sign up as a volunteer and take your government back, make it listen and make it work.

Carly Fiorina Announces County and Local Grassroots Leaders

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – Underscoring the strength of the grassroots support behind her campaign, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today announced the county and local chairs of her grassroots leadership team. These dedicated Californians will help build support for Fiorina’s campaign in their respective geographic areas and will help get out the vote for her on Election Day.

“As a political outsider running against an entrenched career politician who has been in Washington for nearly three decades, I need a robust coalition of Californians standing with me calling for new leadership and new ideas in the U.S. Senate,” said Fiorina. “I’m thankful for the tremendous outpouring of grassroots support I’ve earned thus far from Californians across the state who share my commitment to job creation, economic growth and reining in federal spending. With the help of these dedicated men and women, I fully believe we will finally fire Barbara Boxer this November and replace her with a leader with real-world experience.”

Fiorina’s statewide and regional grassroots leaders worked to deliver a resounding primary election win in June. Building on that momentum and support, Fiorina today announced naming the following county and local grassroots leaders:

Statewide Volunteer Chair Chuck McDougald
Statewide Volunteer Coordinator Evie Coss
Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Richard Sherman
Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Jalene Forbis
Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Joel Strom
Statewide Volunteer Senior Advisor Cathie Bennett Warner

Northern Region
Northern Regional Chair Robert Laurie
Modoc County Chair Brenda Kresge
Shasta County Chair Fred Myer
Trinity County Chair Diana Sheen
Lassen County Chair Rocky Deal
Lassen County Co-Chair Andrew Wellborn
Lassen County Co-Chair Craig Newton
Tehama County Chair Richard “Judd” Hanna
Plumas County Chair Marilyn Crowe
Butte County Chair Cynthia Ogden-Van Auken
Butte County Co-Chair Cheryl Hansen
Glenn County Chair Gloria Irwin
Glenn County Co-Chair Leland McCorkle
Sierra County Chair Annie Terrasas
Nevada County Chair Levetta Moff
Yuba County Chair Clarence “Buck” Weckman
Sutter County Co-Chair Crystal Martin
Sutter County Co-Chair Geraldine “Jerrie” Libby
Colusa County Chair Karye Benton
El Dorado County Co-Chair Brandon Ghetia
El Dorado County Co-Chair John Barbour
Placer County Co-Chair Jim Dyer
Placer County Co-Chair Tom Morrow
Placer County Co-Chair Paige Morrow
Loomis Town Chair Dan Western
Amador County Chair Arnie Zeiderman
Alpine County Chair Nancy Thornburg
Siskiyou County Chair William “Mike” Matherly
Sacramento County Chair Nina Mourning
Sacramento County Co-Chair Janet Eagan

Northwest Region
Northwest Regional Chair Steve Lucanic
Del Norte County Chair Scott Feller
Humboldt County Chair Kathy Rodriguez
Mendocino County Chair Kathleen Johnson
Sonoma County Co-Chair Laurie Robinson
Sonoma County Co-Chair Joe Piasta
Lake County Chair Bruce Van Buskirk
Napa County Chair Kurt Larrecou
Yolo County Chair Alzada Knickerbocker
Solano County Chair Catherine Ritch

Bay Area Region
Bay Area Regional Chair Shahin Shabahang
Marin County Chair Sally Zelikovsky
Contra Costa County Co-Chair James McPherson
Contra Costa County Chair Christopher Hogan
Alameda County Chair Michael Dennis
San Francisco County Chair Larry Marso
Santa Clara County Co-Chair Lino “Pasquale” Martire
Santa Clara County Co-Chair Debra Weinstein
San Mateo County Co-Chair Elisabeth “Lisa” Cohen

Central Valley Region
Central Valley Regional Chair Lisa Ott
Central Valley Regional Co-Chair Debbie Poochigian
San Joaquin County Chair Nancy Cochran
Stanislaus County Chair Nancy Hinton
Stanislaus County Co-Chair John Duarte
Tuolumne County Chair Joe Day
Mariposa County Chair Richard Westfall
Merced County Chair Katherine Uhley
Madera County Chair Rick Farinelli
Fresno County Co-Chair Audrey Redmond
Fresno County Co-Chair Ann Speake
Kings County Chair Hubert Rios
Tulare County Chair Clarissa “Nicky” Henderson
Kern County Chair Cathy Abernathy
Calaveras County Chair Bob Vile

Central Coast Region
Central Coast Chair Rob Bryn
Central Coast Co-Chair Sean Baird
Santa Cruz County Chair Gene Scothorn
Santa Cruz County Co-Chair Francisco Diaz-Lopez
Monterey County Chair Bruce Gordon
San Benito County Chair Beverly Miller
San Luis Obispo County Chair Rene Bravo
Santa Barbara County Chair Scott Dunn
Ventura County Chair Dianne Alexander
Ventura County Co-Chair Regina Risolio

Los Angeles Region
Los Angeles Regional Chair Gary Aminoff
Los Angeles Co-Chair Brian Chase
Los Angeles Deputy Chair Andrew Barnett
West Los Angeles Regional Co-Chair Kurt Schoeder
West Los Angeles Regional Co-Chair Rob Pederson

Inland Empire Region
Inland Empire Regional Chair Robbie Hightower
Inland Empire Regional Co-Chair Claudette Pais
Inland Empire Regional Co-Chair Chris Agrella
San Bernardino County Chair Carlos Valdez
San Bernardino County Co-Chair Robert Rego
Inyo County Chair Thaddeus Taylor
Mono County Chair Heather Baumann

Southern Region
Southern Region Chair Mark Williamson
San Diego County Chair Ursula Kuster
San Diego County Co-Chair Frank Dowse
Imperial County Chair Lisa Macklin
Orange County Chair Daniel Mole
Riverside County Chair Joe Ludwig
Perris/Hemet Area Chair Bonnie Wright
Temecula Area Chair Gladys Ernst

In Case You Missed It: Pat Buchanan, Chuck Todd Say Carly Can Win

Friday, July 30th, 2010


Pat Buchanan: “The governor’s race in California is a big one. Whitman’s got all that money, and she’s gonna be driving and Jerry Brown has slipped a bit. Or they are running about even I guess, if she runs  very strong. Boxer has never run real strong. I think there’s a real chance Carly Fiorina can win it.”

Chuck Todd: “Ok, let me underscore this. Barbara Boxer, the history of Barbara Boxer, in ’92 she got to run on Clinton and Diane Feinstein’s coat tails. In ’98, she ran on the Gray Davis landslide coat tails-remember he won in a landslide in ’98. In ’04 she had Kerry on the Presidential ballot, she has never, never have run when the top of the ticket, was, was, not strong and Jerry Brown may win, but he’s not gonna be strong. That’s the thing, because Meg Whitman is spending kagillions in here. So I think Boxer is in much bigger trouble than Patty Murray.

PPIC Poll Confirms Boxer’s Vulnerability, Declining Support

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – Carly for California Deputy Campaign Manager Julie Soderlund today issued the following statement regarding the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Survey showing that Barbara Boxer’s support and lead have declined significantly since PPIC’s last survey in May:

“This poll is good news, and it confirms what an increasing number of election watchers have recently noted: despite being known by nearly all Californians, despite having been a politician for more than three decades and despite her millions of dollars in stockpiled campaign cash, support for Barbara Boxer is declining, the race is tightening, and Carly Fiorina has a clear opportunity to defeat her this November.

“The movement in this race from being a clear win for Boxer to a ‘toss-up’ is a testament both to Boxer’s failure as a senator and to Carly’s strength as a challenger. The financial commitments made to Carly’s campaign by several organizations in the past week only further underscore the growing recognition that this race is both competitive and winnable, even in deep blue California. And as voters learn more about Boxer’s support for more than $1 trillion in tax increases, job-killing legislation paid for at taxpayers’ expense and a massive expansion in government, we expect Boxer’s support to drop even further.”

This morning, the Washington Post moved California’s Senate race from the “lean Democratic” category to the “toss-up” category. The Rothenberg Political Report and the Cook Political Report previously moved the race to “toss-up.” Earlier this week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced it has reserved $1.75 million in television time in the final weeks of the general election campaign.

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