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Fiorina Leads Boxer for First Time in California Senate Race
Weekly Standard ^ | July 13, 2010 | John McCormack

Posted on 07/13/2010 7:15:42 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

California Democratic senator Barbara boxer is trailing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina by 2 points--47% to 45%--in a new SurveyUSA poll of likely voters released this evening. Fiorina has been closing in on Boxer--cutting the Democrat's lead from six, to five, to four, to three points in the last four polls--but this is the first public poll showing Fiorina in the lead.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: boxer; ca2010; capoll; fiorina; surveyusa

1 posted on 07/13/2010 7:15:44 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Address me as “senator,” not “ma’am” ...

Maybe this arrogant leftist will finally be put in her place.


2 posted on 07/13/2010 7:17:47 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: BradtotheBone

What is the track record of SurveyUSA ?


3 posted on 07/13/2010 7:17:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: BradtotheBone

Watch your back Carly. Boxer’s strategy her last to elections has been to release some type of dirt against her opponant about a week prior to the election.


4 posted on 07/13/2010 7:18:03 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: BradtotheBone

But of course neither unions nor Hussein’s slush fund—sometimes known as the stimulus—have come into play. Limitless funds will be thrown at the race on Boxer’s behalf. But thankfully the polls will have ample “security.” The Black Panthers will see to that!!


5 posted on 07/13/2010 7:19:04 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: BradtotheBone

Sounds like it’s time to send Boxer another concern troll email. For a while I sent her one every day, counseling her on a sure fire way to get her poll numbers up. Namely, she needed to be just a little more aggressive in insisting her constituents call her ‘Senator’.

Sadly, she never replied.


6 posted on 07/13/2010 7:22:37 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: SeekAndFind
What is the track record of SurveyUSA ?

May not be relevant. Judging by this thread and linked article, it may well be due to Fiorina's pandering to Hispanics...

7 posted on 07/13/2010 7:28:18 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: BradtotheBone
It is no longer able to win elections playing clean. When Boxer ramps up the lies and made up stories Fiorina will have a hard time.
8 posted on 07/13/2010 7:33:20 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: circlecity

Since Fiorina is a cancer survivor, I’m hoping Boxer’s normal tactics won’t be recieved well...


9 posted on 07/13/2010 7:33:35 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Problem is, Babs has 3 times the money Carly has and she will unleash a barrage of attack ads 2 weeks before the Election and Carly will not have the wherewithal to respond.


10 posted on 07/13/2010 7:35:16 AM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: All

This'll clinch it for Carly.

11 posted on 07/13/2010 7:37:21 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

YEEEEEES!


12 posted on 07/13/2010 7:41:28 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: BradtotheBone

Boxer needs to be more liberal...........that’s the ticket!..........


13 posted on 07/13/2010 7:43:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: no dems
Problem is, Babs has 3 times the money Carly has and she will unleash a barrage of attack ads 2 weeks before the Election and Carly will not have the wherewithal to respond.

Fiorina is much richer than Boxer though, and can put as much of her personal wealth into her campaign as necessary if she needs to, as she already did before during the GOP primaries.
I think you are blowing smoke.

14 posted on 07/13/2010 7:53:07 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: BradtotheBone

Boxer is an idiot who shouldn’t be in the Senate.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 7:53:45 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are good enough as a pollster. Still this is in the margin of error. Fiorina if she doesn’t goof up should be able to win. Whitman is pulling ahead of Brown significantly and the money storm that they can produce should not be ignored. Boxer won’t go down easily but this year she can be brought down. Fiorina would be running away with this if she were more likable and didn’t have such high negatives but at least she seems to be moving this race in the right direction.


16 posted on 07/13/2010 7:56:58 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: popdonnelly

Boxer is an idiot who shouldn’t be in the Senate.

Too many to choose from. Patty Murray, for example.

17 posted on 07/13/2010 8:04:32 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Boxer needs to go, but couldn’t we get someone better than Fiorina?


18 posted on 07/13/2010 8:10:26 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
We need to get enough Conservatives to over ride the Rinos..we have to put up with them in order to get control
19 posted on 07/13/2010 8:46:42 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: antiRepublicrat
Boxer needs to go, but couldn’t we get someone better than Fiorina?

Yes, my thoughts exactly. And the answer is that once Sarah Palin endorsed Carly (who was trailing Campbell at the time), it was all over for Campbell and for Chuck Devore.

Chuck DeVore was a good guy and good Conservative, but unfortunately he never got much traction. Campbell was more libertarian, but at least he stood for something and he was doing well in both the polls against the other two and in the polls against Boxer. Carly is just rich and can spend millions creating and polishing an image, which is likely what got her the endorsement.

I'll vote for Carly, but only to get Boxer out of there, not because I have any appreciation of Carly Fiorina.

20 posted on 07/13/2010 10:38:35 AM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Its California. This is about as good as it gets.


21 posted on 07/13/2010 10:54:45 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: SmokingJoe
I'm not blowing smoke. I'm only going by what I read in just the past few days. Carly said she will NOT finance her campaign with her own funds. Sorry I can't quote the source; might be time to do a Google Search. But, make no mistake about it, SmaokingJoe, I can't stand Boxer and I do hope Fiorina wins, even though I think they both come across as a snobby, old rich b****.
22 posted on 07/13/2010 6:17:38 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: no dems
I'm only going by what I read in just the past few days. Carly said she will NOT finance her campaign with her own funds.

From this link in a story dated July 13(today), and I quote:

“When she announced last fall, Fiorina said she would not self-fund her campaign and so far she has given $5.5 million in loans,”

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AP-Enterprise-Fiorina-faces-apf-2935468299.html?x=0&.v=1

Sorry I can't quote the source; might be time to do a Google Search.”

A simple internet search came up with the link above. Fiorina HAS self financed, despite saying she wouldn't self finance when she started her campaign. She is going to do whatever needs to be done to win.

23 posted on 07/13/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

That same article that said she LOANED her campaign $5.5 million also indicated that the loan was to be “paid back”. So, technically, she is not funding her campaign. Now, Meg Whitman is writing checks like crazy and not expecting it to be repaid; Carly won’t do that. Bottom Line: No matter what it takes, we’ve gotta gets Babs Boxer out of there.


24 posted on 07/13/2010 7:06:36 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/Jindal in 2012 or Jindal/Christie in 2012. Either is fine with me.)
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To: no dems
That same article that said she LOANED her campaign $5.5 million also indicated that the loan was to be “paid back”.

Hilary Clinton “loaned” her campaign millions of dollars too. The money is yet to be paid back. Effectively, she spent her own money on her campaign.

technically, she is not funding her campaign.

The bottom line is, Fiorina spent whatever money it took in order to defeat Tom Campbell, who was far ahead of Fiorina even 3 mounts before the primaries. It's her money. She can do whatever she likes with it.

Carly won’t do that”

If Fiorina spent $5.5 million of her own money just to win the GOP primaries, what makes you think she won't spend even more of her own money to win the real prize, which is the California US Senate seat?

25 posted on 07/13/2010 7:52:16 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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