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Tuesday
Nov022010

ABC News: Prop 19 Defeated, Boxer Projected to Hold California Senate Seat

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use, is projected to be defeated in California, where Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is projected to win a fourth term. The country still awaits the results from the hotly-contested race for California governor.

Boxer won decisively among women, pulling an estimated 56 percent compared to 39 percent for her opponent, Carly Fiorina, according to exit poll data. The senator also was helped by voters who had a favorable view of the Democratic Party. Only 39 percent viewed the Republicans favorably.

Fiorina was endorsed by a number of prominent Republican politicians, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin also endorsed Fiorina.

President Barack Obama and the first lady both made a last-minute push in support of Boxer, traveling to several campaign events in California.

The economy has been a key issue in the California races, with the state suffering enormously from the economic downtown.

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Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use, is projected to be defeated in California, where Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is projected to win a fourth term. The country still awaits the results from the hotly contested race for California governor.

Boxer won decisively among women, pulling an estimated 56 percent compared to 39 percent for her opponent, Carly Fiorina, according to exit poll data. The senator also was helped by voters who had a favorable view of the Democratic Party. Only 39 percent viewed the Republicans favorably.

Fiorina was endorsed by a number of prominent Republican politicians, including Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin also endorsed Fiorina.

President Barack Obama and the first lady both made a last-minute push in support of Boxer, traveling to several campaign events in California.

The economy has been a key issue in the California races, with the state suffering enormously from the economic downtown.


Friday
Oct292010

Carly Fiorina: Out of Hospital, Back on Campaign Trail

Photo Courtesy - Carly for California(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- One day after California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina left the hospital after being treated for an infection following reconstructive surgery, the breast cancer survivor thanked opponent Barbara Boxer for her well wishes, but said the Democratic incumbent's record was one of failed policies.

Calling the three-term senator a "career politician," Fiorina said Boxer also needed to be held accountable for policies which she said were contributing to losses in American manufacturing. For her part, the 69-year-old Boxer has criticized Fiorina -- the former Hewlett-Packard chief -- as being a poor CEO who laid off more than 30,000 workers, brought company stock down and was fired.

Fiorina has been endorsed by a number of prominent Republican politicians, including Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Palin, too, has endorsed Fiorina, but during a recent visit to California, the former Alaska governor didn't campaign for the senate hopeful.

Fiorina underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy last year. She has said she is cancer-free.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

Carly Fiorina Released from Hospital; Will Return to Campaign Thursday

Photo Courtesy - Carly for California(LOS ANGELES) -- Carly Fiorina, R-Calif., was released from the hospital Wednesday after spending the night due to complications from an infection.

Fiorina was treated for an illness that developed "as a result of reconstructive surgery following her victory over breast cancer," said Fiorina's chief of staff, Deborah Bowker, in a written statement Wednesday.

"[Wednesday] morning, her doctors gave her the good news that she [would be] released from the hospital today and can resume her busy campaign schedule tomorrow....She is excited to get back to the campaign trail and move forward toward a triumph over Barbara Boxer next Tuesday."

Bowker also expressed Fiorina's gratitude for the "outpouring of well wishes and prayers from so many Californians."

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Tuesday
Oct262010

California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina Hospitalized

Photo Courtesy - Carly for California(LOS ANGELES) -- California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was taken to the hospital Tuesday for an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery she had after breast cancer.

Fiorina’s chief of staff Deborah Bowker said in a statement that Fiorina was hospitalized and is receiving antibiotics.

“While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon,” Bowker said. “Carly is looking forward to getting back to her full campaign schedule and to defeating Barbara Boxer on November 2."

Fiorina, 56, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and underwent reconstructive surgery this summer. The former Hewlett Packard chief executive faces a tough race against incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is currently leading by a narrow margin in the polls.

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Monday
Oct182010

Coming to Boxer's Corner, President Obama Cuts Radio Ad

Photo Courtesy - Boxer dot Senate dot gov(WASHINGTON) -- A few days before traveling to California to help her campaign, President Obama cut a radio ad for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

The ad -- which the campaign says will air in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento media markets -- is Boxer's first radio ad.
 
In the ad, titled “Shoulder to Shoulder," the president says, "I've stood shoulder to shoulder with Barbara Boxer through the tough fights.  I believe California needs her and I know I need her."

Boxer is currently in a campaign dead heat with former Hewett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Sunday
Oct172010

Gloves Come Off as Campaign Trail Heats Up

Photo Courtesy - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With early voters casting ballots, the gloves are coming off.

Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was in California on Saturday to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who is facing incumbent Barbara Boxer.

“[Fiorina]  will never waive the white flag of surrender the way that Barbara Boxer has tried to do every single time we have been in a conflict,” he said. “Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, the most anti-defense senator in the U.S. Senate today. I know that because I have had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her.”

McCain made no mention of former running mate Sarah Palin, who was campaigning for Republicans an hour and a half away in Anaheim.

“You fire [Nancy] Pelosi, retire [Harry] Reid, and their whole band of merry followers,” Palin told a crowd in Anaheim, Calif., “and we get back on the right track.”

Palin is in high demand on the campaign trail, but not for every GOP candidate. ABC News political director Amy Walter says the former vice presidential candidate’s strong ties to the Tea Party worry some Republican leaders.

“They want to appeal to independent voters,” Walter said. “They want to look like an independent voice. They do not want to look like they’re beholden to either this Tea Party concept or to Sarah Palin.”

President Obama, in Massachusetts for Democratic Governor Deval Patrick Saturday, said that Republicans have continually denied his party’s efforts, hoping to ride a wave of frustration to the ballot box.

“I understand that sometimes hope may have faded as we grinded out this work over the last several years,” the president said. “You're watching TV and all you see is politicians tearing each other down and pundits who treat politics like a sport. I know it can be discouraging. But don't ever let anybody tell you this fight isn't worth it.”

It is a fight that has caused conflict among some Democrats, with leaders cutting funding to some of their own incumbents in the house; seats they believe are already lost.

“This is firewall politics,” said Walter. “This is protecting what you can and letting those who you know can't win, fall off. It is very cold blooded.”

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Friday
Oct082010

Fiorina on Brown Associate Calling Whitman a "Whore": "Insult to All Women" 

Photo Courtesy - Carly for California(WASHINGTON) -- During an ABC News interview Friday, California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was asked what she thought about an unnamed aide to gubernatorial candidate and former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown calling his opponent Meg Whitman a “whore.”

“I am glad he promptly apologized,” Fiorina told ABC News.  “It is an insult to all women.”

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that voicemail captured the sound of Brown talking with an associate who referred to Whitman as a “whore” for agreeing to save pensions for law enforcement personnel while working to get endorsements from police organizations.  Brown had thought he had hung up after leaving a message with an official with the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

“Do we want to put an ad out?” Brown asks the associated.  “That I have been warned if I crack down on pensions…that they’ll go to Whitman, and that’s where they’ll go because they know Whitman will give ‘em, will cut them a deal, but I won’t.”

“What about saying she’s a whore?” asks the associate, whom the Brown campaign has refused to name.

“Well, I’m going to use that,” Brown says.  “It proves you’ve cut a secret deal to protect the pensions.”

“It is terrible language,” Fiorina told ABC News. “He ought to be ashamed of himself.”

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