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Southern Chair Tom Garcia on Carly’s Veterans Coalition

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Tom Garcia, Retired Army Specialist, Statewide Southern District Chair, Veterans for Carly

I am proud and excited to be the Statewide Southern District Chair for Veterans for Carly Fiorina. I joined Carly today in San Diego to help her announce the launch of the veterans coalition and to talk about issues of importance to veterans, including jobs for recently returned solders, health care and supporting our troops.

I believe California needs a senator who respects our men and women in uniform. As a veteran, I took great offense with Barbara Boxer’s careless comments equating being a senator with serving in the military. Unfortunately, this was just the most recent comment in Boxer’s long history of disrespecting our men and women in uniform. Boxer has a deplorable record when it comes to one of the most critical military issues: troop funding. In 2001, she voted against $847 million in funding for much-needed mission-critical and force-protection maintenance. And in 2003, Boxer voted with only 12 other senators to try and defeat an $87 billion supplemental for supporting troops in the field and their families at home.

She was also one of only 25 senators who voted against condemning a ad that attacked General David Petraeus. The ad accused the general of “cooking the books” and called him “General Betray Us.” And let’s not forget when she dressed down a brigadier general on national television, asking that he call her “senator” instead of “ma’am”.

It’s time we had a senator who gives our troops the respect they deserve. That is why I am working to elect Carly Fiorina in November. Carly also has the real-world experience necessary to get our economy running again. She knows what it takes to create a job—something Boxer, with her 34 years as a career politician, has no idea how to do. Jobs are important to all Americans, but especially to our veterans returning from active duty. We need someone in office who understands that we need to help small-business owners and entrepreneurs in order to create jobs and jump start the economy, not spend billions of taxpayer dollars on a failed stimulus plan.

It’s time for Barbara Boxer to go. And I know that, with the help of the veterans’ community in California, we can work together to defeat Boxer and elect Carly Fiorina as our next senator.

Carly Fiorina Issues Statement on $1.47 Trillion Federal Deficit

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the Office of Management and Budget report released this afternoon projecting that the federal deficit will hit a record $1.47 trillion this year:

“Today’s report underscores just how deep a pit Barbara Boxer and Washington have dug for the people of this country. Under their watch, unemployment continues to soar, and we now know our federal deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. Still, Boxer remains intent on spending even more of taxpayers’ money and continues to talk about even more earmarks and even more government growth.

“It is painfully clear that Barbara Boxer and her colleagues in Washington have spent far too much of our money – and have no intention of changing direction anytime soon. Americans are already on the hook for billions of dollars in bailouts, and we simply cannot afford another six years of Boxer’s free-spending ways. Barbara Boxer obviously has no intention of making the tough choices necessary to set our nation on a path toward fiscal sanity, which is why we must replace her this November with a senator who will.”

Former Assemblywoman Nicole Parra and Former Kern County Supervisor Pete Parra Endorse Carly Fiorina

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Parras to Spearhead the Democrats and Independent Voters For Carly Coalition

SACRAMENTO, CA - In reflection of the broad-based support building behind her campaign to defeat Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today earned the endorsement of former Kern County Supervisor Pete Parra and former California State Assemblywoman Nicole Parra. Together the Parras will spearhead the Democrats and Independent Voters for Carly Coalition.

“Carly Fiorina will be an outstanding U.S. senator, and I am thrilled to endorse her campaign today. Carly has been clear from the start that her focus on Day One in Washington will be to create jobs and grow our economy – the two issues most important to our fellow Californians,” said former Supervisor Parra. “I’m equally impressed by Carly’s commitment to restoring water flow to Central Valley farmers and communities, and I know she will be a terrific advocate for our state in the U.S. Senate.”

Pete Parra was elected to the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education in 1985, where he provided leadership in early childhood development, bilingual education and parental education. In 1996, Parra was elected to serve on the Kern County Board of Supervisors; during his tenure, he helped establish the Kern County Children and Families Commission. Parra also served as Executive Director of Employer Training Resources for more than 20 years. Parra is a Democrat.

“It is my pleasure to endorse Carly Fiorina’s campaign for U.S. Senate today. Carly’s message of job creation and economic growth resonates with voters across California, especially in light of our state’s 12.3 percent unemployment rate. Small-business owners, families and communities all around the Central Valley in particular are struggling, and we need a vocal advocate fighting for us in Washington,” said former Assemblywoman Parra. “Carly Fiorina understands these challenges firsthand, and she will fight for our state as a member of the U.S. Senate.”

Nicole Parra was elected to the California State Assembly in 2002 and served three terms representing Kings, Kern, Tulare and Fresno Counties. Parra began her career as a legislative assistant to Congressman Cal Dooley from 1992 to 1998; she served as Dooley’s district director from 1998 to 2002. Parra is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Parra is registered decline-to-state.

“With 2.2 million Californians out of work and unemployment rates across the Central Valley above 15 percent, it’s clear Barbara Boxer has again been long on rhetoric and short on results when it comes to fighting for jobs. That’s why Californians of all party affiliations are looking for new leadership in the U.S. Senate,” said Fiorina. “Pete and Nicole share my commitment to getting our state on the path toward economic growth and recovery, and I am honored to earn their support today. Together, I fully believe we will take Washington back, make it listen and make it work by beating Boxer in November.”

In the coming weeks, former Supervisor Parra and former Assemblywoman Parra will together spearhead the effort to recruit support for Fiorina’s campaign from Democrats, independents and decline-to-state voters across California. Fiorina has previously been endorsed by Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, who is registered decline-to-state, and Mendota City Councilman Leo Capuchino, who is a Democrat.

Carly Fiorina Hosts Roundtable With Bay Area Businesswomen

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Discusses Job Creation in Seventh Statewide Jobs Tour Stop

LOS ALTOS, CA - U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today hosted a roundtable with Bay Area businesswomen at Main Street Cafe and Books in Los Altos to discuss the impact job losses and a lagging economy have had on their families, businesses and communities.

“California’s unemployment rate is among the worst in the nation, and more than 2 million of our fellow Californians remain out of work – underscoring the abject failure of Barbara Boxer’s big-government policies to create the jobs she promised,” said Fiorina. “Boxer’s ‘solution’ to our unemployment crisis is to further burden taxpayers to fund more growth in government. This view is dangerous for the long-term health of our economy, and it is both unsustainable and unworkable if our goal is real growth.”

Today’s roundtable was the seventh stop on Fiorina’s ongoing statewide jobs tour, during which she has highlighted the devastating effects of the job-killing policies Barbara Boxer has supported over the course of her 28 years in Washington. Fiorina has thus far visited San Diego, Clovis, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Marina Del Rey. She will continue traveling to communities around the state presenting to voters her own economic growth plan, which focuses on supporting job creation through tax cuts, less regulation and government policies that support small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.

“California’s small-business owners, innovators and entrepreneurs are the engines of growth in our economy and the lifeblood of our country. If our leaders in Washington are serious about supporting economic recovery, then they must be committed to implementing policies that give these job creators a boost, not get in their way,” Fiorina continued. “Californians are tired of career politicians like Barbara Boxer who continually demonstrate their unwillingness to support real job creation, and that’s why the voters of this state will fire her this November.”

Carly Fiorina Brings Statewide Jobs Tour to Los Angeles

Friday, July 16th, 2010

MARINA DEL REY, CA - U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was today joined by former Secretary of Commerce and former Kellogg Company Chief Executive Officer Carlos Gutierrez to host a press conference at Patty’s Presto Pizza in Marina Del Rey on the sixth stop of Fiorina’s statewide jobs tour.

“Our nation is in the midst of a terrible economic and political crisis – a fact only further underscored by the jobs numbers released this morning. We desperately need leaders in the U.S. Senate who will prioritize the issues most important to our fellow Californians, and that means pushing for real jobs and a sustainable economic recovery,” said Gutierrez. “Carly’s economic growth plan focuses on the policies we must have implemented in order to ensure a strong economic future, and that’s why we need her fighting for us in the U.S. Senate.”

Gutierrez currently serves as national co-chairman of the Business Coalition 100, a bipartisan coalition of more than 100 current and former business leaders in California and across the nation supporting Fiorina’s campaign to defeat Barbara Boxer. Also joining Fiorina at the press conference today were Patty’s Presto Pizza Owner Patty Phillips, Owner Philip Tirone and Westway Electric Systems President and Associated Building and Contractors representative Chris Lang.

“Today we received the disappointing news that 27,600 Californians lost their jobs last month – further proof that temporary government jobs do not provide the foundation of growth we need in order to experience a true economic recovery. Sadly, this is only the latest in a string of disappointing reports we have received about the state of our economy over the last several months,” said Fiorina. “Despite the fact that Californians are staring 12.3 percent unemployment in the face, Barbara Boxer continually refuses to implement the pragmatic policies we need in order support the small-businesses and entrepreneurs who will help create jobs and grow the economy. That’s why I am running to replace her this November.”

Fiorina kicked off her statewide jobs tour in San Diego last month to highlight the devastating effects of the job-killing policies Barbara Boxer has supported over the course of her 28 years in Washington. Since then, Fiorina has brought her statewide jobs tour to Clovis, Sacramento, Beverly Hills and San Francisco to lay out the ideas in her economic growth plan designed to support real job creation through tax cuts, less regulation and government policies that support small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Students For Carly Seek to Bounce Boxer

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Barbara Boxer has spent our lifetime in politics- voting for higher taxes, increasing government spending, and killing jobs. She has failed California and students across the state have had enough of her bad policies that are bankrupting our future.

In efforts to protect our future, students from campus to campus have teamed up together to form Students for Carly. We want to make sure that Barbara Boxer hears us loud and clear. Enough is enough of out of control spending and government unaccountability! We want Barbara Boxer to retire. Her reign is over!

In gearing for November, we have energized hundreds of students (some even from other states) to get involved with Carly's campaign. We have become activists against Boxer's tenure of failed policies. We have taken our frustrations to the streets carrying signs protesting out of control spending and encouraging the public to Bounce Boxer. We have also turned our energy towards mobilizing supporters by attending various phone banks and using new technologies allowing us to make calls via text or on computers from the comfort of our dorm rooms and our apartments.

This July, we launched, a one-stop shop where students from across California can get the latest news from the campaign trail, upcoming event information, and connect with student leaders. We know that students get their news from the internet and communicate through mediums such as Facebook and Twitter. That's why we've created a Students Speak series that consists of student created webisodes discussing the campaign and have added widgets making it easier for visitors to connect with our coalition.

As school starts back up, we will be focusing on expanding by establishing chapters at as many campuses as we can. The momentum of the movement we are creating will win back the youth vote and oust Boxer.

If you would like to get involved with Students for Carly, join us as or look for us on Facebook. Together we can Bounce Boxer and bring accountability back to Washington.

Carly Fiorina Issues Statement on Senate Passage of Financial Reform Bill

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s vote to pass the financial reform bill:

“While there is no doubt our nation’s financial sector is in need of serious reform, I am disappointed that the bill passed by the Senate today will do little to fundamentally resolve the problems that led to our nation’s financial meltdown or to prevent another one from happening in the future.

“Creating a new layer of bureaucracy on top of an existing, fundamentally flawed regulatory structure will cost more money without delivering results. Unfortunately that is so often how Washington addresses big and complex issues – with a political Band-Aid rather than an effective and lasting solution. In order to truly reform the financial system, we must first understand where the breakdown occurred; we must also take a much closer look at the flaws inherent in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This bill does none of those things, while at the same time instituting costly new regulations on community banks and credit unions that will further inhibit small businesses’ access to credit.

“Barbara Boxer’s vote in favor of the bill today represents a stunning display of election year politicking, given her support for the bailout of Wall Street. Her vote today was more about adding a line to her campaign rhetoric than it was about producing real reform that will protect consumers, encouraging small business job growth by unlocking credit and putting into a place a regulatory framework that will truly ensure we do not face this level of economic and financial calamity again.”

In April, Fiorina laid out the principles she believes must be present in any workable, effective financial reform bill. These principles focus on the important role transparency, accountability and effective regulatory oversight play in preventing another financial crisis.

Carly Fiorina Launches Asian-American Coalition, Names Statewide and Regional Leadership Chairs

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel, Assemblyman Van Tran and Former Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi Among Honorary Chairs Named

SACRAMENTO, CA - During a campaign swing through Sacramento, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today met with a group of Asian small-business owners at Alliance Auto Body, where she launched Asian Americans for Carly and named Ann Hoang Fogliani statewide coalition chair.

“California is a great state, and I want my children to have access to the same opportunities I have had the fortune to enjoy,” said Hoang Fogliani. “Carly has lived the American dream, and she knows what it will take to create jobs and build a strong economy today and for future generations, and that’s the reason I am proud to join her campaign team today. With the help of the Asian community in California, I am certain we will defeat Barbara Boxer this November.”

Fogliani has been active in Republican politics for many years and currently serves as Director of Business Operations for Fogliani Strategies, a premier GOP consulting firm, where she specializes in ethnic coalitions. She recently served as Campaign Manager for Assemblyman Bill Berryhill and Executive Director of the Stanislaus County Republican Party. Fogliani is currently on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Americans for Political Action and for the Asian Americans for Good Government PAC.

“The American dream I have lived is both precious and perishable. And I’m concerned that the path of more regulation, higher taxes and bigger government Washington has put us on is leading our nation in the wrong direction,” said Fiorina. “Over the course of her 28 years in Washington, Barbara Boxer has demonstrated her unwillingness to support policies that will help us create jobs and grow our economy, and that’s why she must be replaced this fall.”

Also named today were Northern California Chair Tido Hoang, Central Valley Chair Les Fong, Southern California Chair Joe Long and Honorary Chairs Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel, Assemblyman Van Tran, former Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Founder and Chairman C.C. Yin, Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Walnut Mayor Mary Su, Rosemead Mayor Pro Tem Steven Ly, Irvine City Councilman Steven Choi, Westminster City Councilman Andy Quach, Westminster City Councilman Tri Ta, Westminster City Councilman Tyler Diep, Diamond Bar City Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang and former Diamond Bar Mayor Wen Chang.

Nisei Farmers League President On His Support of Carly

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A special post by Manuel Cunha, President, Nisei Farmers League

Yesterday, along with other members of the Nisei Farmers League, I announced my support for Carly Fiorina in her run for the United States Senate. I participated in a meeting with Carly here in Clovis at Bella Frutta to discuss issues of importance to the agriculture industry, including restoring water flow to the Central Valley, creating jobs and spurring economic growth.

I strongly support Carly because she is committed to getting water to the farmers in the Central Valley. The Central Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the world, yet hundreds of acres are lying fallow because a bureaucrat in Washington decided to prioritize fish over our families. Last week, Barbara Boxer made a rare visit to the area touting the $862 billion stimulus plan. But what she didn’t talk about is that in Fresno County, 71,600 people are unemployed and the unemployment rate stands at 15.9 percent.

Once she is our senator, Carly Fiorina will make it a priority to introduce legislation to turn on the Delta pumps and get water flowing to the Central Valley again. With water, the Central Valley will finally be able to get back to work.

SurveyUSA Poll Confirms Carly Fiorina in Strong Position to Defeat Barbara Boxer

Monday, July 12th, 2010

SACRAMENTO, CA - Carly for California Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications Julie Soderlund today issued the following statement regarding the SurveyUSA poll released this afternoon showing that U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina leads Barbara Boxer 47 percent to 45 percent in a head-to-head matchup:

“Throughout her 28-year career in Washington, Barbara Boxer has consistently failed to deliver results for the people of California, and with unemployment at a sky-high 12.4 percent, Californians have clearly had enough. Today’s poll confirms that voters see right through Boxer’s Election Year rhetoric and are rejecting her empty promises, turning instead to support a common-sense problem-solver with a proven track record of creating jobs.

“Carly Fiorina is a true political outsider whose real-world experience and success in business presents voters with an unmistakable contrast to Boxer’s failed career in politics. Californians want a U.S. senator who will make the tough choices necessary to set our state and our nation on the path toward economic growth, something Barbara Boxer has repeatedly demonstrated she can’t – or won’t – do. That’s why we expect Boxer’s support to fall and Carly’s support to increase in the coming months.”

Last week, the Field Poll showed Fiorina and Boxer in a statistical tie and Boxer with the lowest job approval rating of her career.

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