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  • Carly Fiorina Hiring for Presidential Campaign

    12/19/2014 6:00:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 18, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    arly Fiorina is laying the groundwork for what one ally says is an "imminent" presidential campaign—one that could launch as early as next month. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who raised her political profile with a failed run against Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010, has frequently been mentioned as a long-shot contender to seek the Republican presidential nomination. The speculation is driven by equal parts novelty and activity: Fiorina, who paid several high-profile visits to early-nominating states in 2014, acknowledged that she would likely be the only woman in the GOP field.
  • Carly Fiorina actively explores 2016 presidential run but faces GOP critics

    11/26/2014 5:13:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2014 | Philip Rucker and Matea Gold
    On a Republican presidential debate stage expected to be filled with more than a dozen current and former politicians, Carly Fiorina envisions herself standing out — as the only woman and the only CEO. Sensing an opportunity in a crowded field that lacks a front-runner, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run. Fiorina has been talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers, courting grass-roots activists in early caucus and primary states and planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire starting next week.
  • Carly Fiorina: Female Voters Fed Up With Phony 'War on Women'

    10/30/2014 8:57:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/29/2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    The nation is fed up with the phony "war on women" that Democrats are endlessly accusing Republicans of waging, says Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. "We have a lot of data which suggests that people are tiring of the slogans and the gestures. Women, as well as men," Fiorina saud Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
  • Carly Fiorina Hits the Trail With an Eye on 2016

    09/26/2014 11:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    She's been to New Hampshire three times and South Carolina once. She's heading to Iowa this weekend, and then North Carolina and Michigan after that. Clearly, Carly Fiorina is thinking about 2016. But is anybody thinking about Carly Fiorina? The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 Senate candidate is hitting the campaign trail in the lead-up to Election Day for her new super PAC, teaching activists and politicians how to talk to female voters—and building herself a grassroots base in a half-dozen electorally important states in the process. While her efforts are focused on helping the GOP win control of the...
  • The GOP doesn't just have a woman problem, it doesn't understand women

    03/09/2014 7:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 9, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Carly Fiorina, former California GOP senate challenger to Barbara Boxer, emerged at the Conservative Political Action Conference here as the speaker most willing to engage the Republicans' persistent problems with appealing to women. Well, after she spent the first half of her speech denying climate change. Priorities! Fiorina didn't offer a solution, but she did offer some great slogans: "I am a proud pro-life woman. ... I believe science is proving us right everyday!" (Hey, don't knock junk science until you've tried it, right?) She also echoed a feminist line when she said, "All issues are women's issues." I like...
  • Carly Fiorina Attacks Cruz: 'No Honor' in Fight to Defund Obamacare

    10/03/2013 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 134 replies ^ | 3 Oct 2013, 7:43 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Northern California Republican who ran as a conservative to get the Republican Senate nomination in 2010, attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday, saying there was "no honor" in his fight to defund Obamacare. Fiorina made her remarks just days after she joined the American Conservative Union, an establishment organization on the right that supports comprehensive immigration reform. In an appearance on CNN's The Lead, Fiorina blamed the government shutdown on Cruz and implied that Republicans would have been better off waiving the white flag from the beginning on eliminating Obamacare. "There's no honor...
  • The Interview: Carly Fiorina (Life after HP and a U.S. Senate run)

    09/14/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | Raj Mathai, Liza Meak, and Alex Bozovic
    Raj Mathai sits down for a rare one-on-one interview with former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Carly Fiorina's been out of the spotlight for nearly three years, after losing a hard-fought U.S. Senate race to longtime Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer. So what's the former Hewlett-Packard CEO doing these days? "I'm not doing any one thing full-time, and that's the biggest difference," Fiorina said. "I remain engaged politically, but I'm at the stage in my life now where I choose the things I can do and that's a wonderful place to be." These days, Fiorina splits her time between Sausalito and Virginia....
  • Palin endorses Hatch (Utah alert)

    05/23/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has endorsed Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who is facing a Tea Party challenge from former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist (R). "I want him to win. I join Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and other conservatives who would like to see Mr. Balanced Budget return to Washington," Palin said on Fox News on Tuesday night. "He wants to apply that common-sense economic principle of balanced-budget fiscal responsibility, and I want to see him reelected." Palin is the latest big-name conservative to signal she has no problem with the six-term senator. Hatch has a big advantage...
  • Feinstein headed for smooth ride to re-election

    04/08/2012 5:58:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/8/12 | Willie Brown
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein was in town this week to help celebrate Muni's 100th birthday. She looked good. Nice, tan suit and fit as a fiddle. After talking with her and taking a look at the state's political landscape, I'm of the opinion that her re-election will be as smooth as a Sunday trolley ride to Fisherman's Wharf. She said so far she has about 26 opponents lined up to run against her. To me, that's no opposition, because none of them has the money, name identification or an issue big enough to seriously take on an incumbent as rooted and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Unrepentant for Calling Pro-Contraception Student Sandra Fluke a 'Slut'

    03/02/2012 11:01:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2012 | By Jonathan Moormann
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has come under fire after calling a female student who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception coverage a "prostitute" and a "slut" on his show, but the radio host remains unapologetic for his derogatory comments. Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, first came into the national spotlight when Rep. Darrell Issa refused to allow her testimony during a Feb. 16 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the contraception mandate included in President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act of 2010. Issa contended that Fluke's testimony was irrelevant, "as the hearing...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Native

    08/19/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 8-19-11 | Leon Wolf
    I am not a Sarah Palin hater. As an Alaska native, I have some appreciation for the political skill needed to knock off Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles in the same election – political skill that simply isn’t possessed by idiots. And I’ve watched with admiration as she has continually kept herself in the news while shaping the national conversation in subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) ways. But over the last several months, Palin’s unique brand of activism seems to have shifted – whether consciously or unconsciously – towards the will of the Republican Establishment. Consider: Palin’s first break with grassroots/TEA...
  • Carly Fiorina named vice chair of GOP's Senate campaign committee

    07/12/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/11 | Seema Mehta
    Failed California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was named on Tuesday as the vice chair of the Republicans' effort to retake the Senate in 2012. ... "I'm pleased to welcome my friend Carly Fiorina to the NRSC team, where her many business and civic achievements will make her an invaluable leader and fundraiser during this critical election cycle," said the committee chair, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, in a statement. "I look forward to working with Carly to elect strong Republican Senators who will finally put a stop to President Obama’s failed tax-and-spend agenda, and instead promote the economic growth...
  • Kingmaking Nonsense And the Meaning of ‘Game On’

    07/05/2011 5:16:45 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 20 replies
    C4P ^ | July 05 2011 | Nicole Coulter
    Governor Sarah Palin endorsed 67 winning candidates in last year’s historic midterm election, a nearly 70% winning ratio. So, yeah, she knows how to pick candidates. And now the Anyone But Palin crowd would like her to keep on picking candidates, including endorsing someone other than herself for president in next year’s primaries. That’s why they use the following bizarre political terms to describe her: “Kingmaker” “Coronator” (Is that even a word?) “Cheerleader” But this isn’t really out of any deep respect for her endorsement power. (Believe us, if she didn’t run, they would completely diminish her attempt to endorse...
  • What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more

    05/23/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 170 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin. founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally). Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote,...
  • Dianne Feinstein in electoral trouble? So says the latest Harris Poll.

    03/24/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A new poll from California shows Dianne Feinstein falling below 50% in re-elect support, a rating than in any other state might mean something. McClatchy sends up the red flag from the latest Harris Poll, which gives the four-term Senator only a +4 on support for a fifth term, hitting below 50%: Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein remains more popular among California voters than her colleague Barbara Boxer, a new Field Poll shows.But Feinstein can’t rest easy as she prepares for another re-election bid next year. For the first time since her initial 1992 election, less than half of the Californians...
  • GOP Sees Shot at Latino Gains (RINOs want to pander to Hispanics by pushing amnesty)

    05/01/2011 11:16:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-05-02 | Vauhini Vara
    Former staffers for defeated California candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina have an urgent message for fellow Republicans: Their political future depends on Latino voters, and the Obama administration may be providing an opening. (snip) Mr. Wilson, managing partner at Wilson-Miller Communications Inc. in Sacramento, said that if the topic of immigration arises, Republicans should avoid anti-immigration rhetoric meant to stir up the conservative base. "We're on safe ground when we say, 'We have to secure our borders and get a guest-worker program, then work on a pathway for citizenship for people who are already here'—and then quickly pivot off...
  • Divided Calif. GOP seeks to reverse decline

    03/19/2011 8:22:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/19/11 | JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- After steep losses at the polls and successive years of dwindling registration, California Republicans gathered this weekend amid infighting over the direction of a party that is ideologically divided and facing an uncertain future in a rapidly changing state. For the first time in many years, frustrated moderates are publicly pushing back, resisting efforts to further insulate the party in what they say is an effort to save the California GOP from itself. In the process, they hope the party will begin to appeal to independent and minority voters, the fastest-growing segments of the state's electorate....
  • CA: State GOP still in denial over wipeout

    11/16/2010 8:49:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/16/10 | Editorial
    The pro-Republican wave in the rest of the nation on Nov. 2 is likely to pay dividends for the party for years to come, with the GOP so strong in the state legislatures, which control post-2010 census redistricting, that gerrymandering alone may yield 20 more House seats for the party in 2012. But in California, Republican prospects could scarcely be grimmer. Exit polls showed independent voters were overwhelmingly opposed to all but one of the statewide GOP candidates. Independents were key to Republican gains elsewhere. Meanwhile, the long-expected emergence of Latinos as a dominant voting bloc appears at hand. Exit...
  • Bush: McCain’s Mistake (McCain fumbled GOP handling of financial crisis)

    11/09/2010 4:02:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-09 | Louise Radnofsky
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain cornered President George W. Bush into convening a White House summit on the financial crisis – one that top administration officials thought could hurt the administration’s response to the crisis, Mr. Bush says in a new memoir. Mr. Bush writes that Mr. McCain, trailing in the polls and seeking to appear on top of the crisis, asked him to convene a special meeting to discuss a rescue package for the financial markets. Mr. Bush says he told the Arizona senator that he would first check with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to make sure a meeting...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Republicans ponder big loss in California

    11/04/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 176 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/4/10 | Joe Garofoli,John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writers
    alifornia Republicans woke up Wednesday with a political hangover. Nationally, they celebrated the GOP's taking control of Congress, but their dismal showing in California gave them a lingering headache. Many of them wondered how they missed the national wave - and differed on which direction to go next. They lost nearly every statewide office, drubbed by double digits in most of the races. Meg Whitman couldn't win the governorship despite straddling the political middle and spending a record $160 million. Carly Fiorina couldn't roust Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, despite tacking right and exploiting Boxer's low approval ratings.For months, party officials...
  • Brown and Boxer Take California as Republicans Steal House

    11/04/2010 10:19:56 AM PDT · by Califreak · 20 replies
    The Diablo Dispatch ^ | 11/4/10 | Cody Schaaf
    In one of the most critical midterm elections in recent years, Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer won over Whitman and Fiorina, both by at least 10% while on the national level, Republicans took back a majority of seats in the house, with 239 to Democrat’s 18, and Democrats kept their hold on the Senate, with 51 to 46. California kept true to its blue roots, choosing Brown over Whitman in a time when the Democratic vote is not the most popular one. His 13% lead over Whitman was predicted, however, as Whitman’s image had faltered with the public in the...
  • Whitman, Fiorina and McMahon: Spending big, failing bigger

    11/04/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    LOS ANGELES - Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and Linda McMahon had a lot in common. All sharp, successful businesswomen who made millions as executives in the private sector, they identified 2010 as an apt historical moment for a Republican candidate with no political experience to break into politics. In pursuit of higher office, each committed considerable resources - more than $200 million combined - to challenge seemingly vulnerable Democrats. Each risk taker came up far short of her goal. Whitman, the 54-year-old former chief executive of eBay, burned through more than $140 million of her own money in a colossal...

    11/02/2010 10:18:03 PM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 14 replies
    19% in and FIORINA is AHEAD OF BOXER!!!
  • Boxer keeps Senate seat; Fiorina concedes

    11/03/2010 3:06:25 PM PDT · by FTJM · 32 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/3/10 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    Democrat Barbara Boxer survived the strongest challenge of her political career Tuesday, with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina conceding Wednesday morning. CNN, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee already declared Tuesday evening that Boxer had won a fourth term in the Senate, helping to ensure that Democrats maintained control of the upper house of Congress. “No surprise,” said Democratic supporter Jeff LeTourneau, 54, of Brea after hearing that TV news projected a win for Boxer. “I really thought Barbara would be fine all along.” Fiorina, after mulling overnight, finally admitted defeat. “This has been a great...
  • Fiorina concedes to Boxer

    11/03/2010 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    Saying "the outcome is clear," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina conceded defeat this morning to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Addressing reporters, Fiorina said she had called Boxer to express her congratulations. And she said it was time for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship. "I hope all will come together," she said, adding that members of Congress should "redouble their efforts to make sure that all people have a chance to live the American Dream.
  • Fiorina in Lead in California, Despite Projection

    11/02/2010 10:21:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 35 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Aurelius
    Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is in the lead in the California race. This comes as even FoxNews has projected the race for incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina appears to have a solid chance of winning this race, as she is leading in heavily Republican areas with many precincts yet to be counted. Boxer is winning in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as can be expected but they appear to not be as wide as could be expected. According to Politico Fiorina has opened a .7% lead statewide over Boxer.
  • FIRE BARBARA BOXER! Make Get Out the Vote Calls from Home with Your Free Cell Long Distance!

    11/01/2010 4:00:21 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 1+ views
    11/01/10 | MissesBush
    We're down to the wire--Senate control likely will hinge on one race. The California Senate race could well be that race. It would really be horrible to get down to all the votes counted nationwide in the Senate races and find the Republicans are one short of control--and then to lose both California and Washington after the polls close in the West. We need to win at least 1 of these 2 seats to get to 51 seats, possibly both now that West Virginia appears to be going sour. To make sure we win tomorrow, both the House and Senate,...
  • Unlike Past Republicans, Carly Fiorina is Running Hard Right Against Boxer (Video)

    11/01/2010 9:25:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 33 replies · 2+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 11/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    When Carly Fiorina came to Chico Ca yesterday, she was greeted with applause and cheers from those who came to hear her speech. It is unfortunate that her appearance was not planed far enough in advance that more supporters could have come, but Chico is a small community and California is a very big state. Truth is, Fiorina's campaign is so booked up they were not sure if a visit to Chico was even possible. So it was a last minute decision by her campaign to have her fly into Chico after a campaign stop in Sacramento. Even after Steve...
  • Real Clear Politics: CA senate race moved to "toss up"

    10/31/2010 9:09:22 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics just moved the California senate race from 'leans Democrat' to 'toss up.' Please help GOTV for Carly Fiorina. We can win this!!
  • Early Voting Numbers in California: Close Races Ahead?

    10/31/2010 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/30/2010 | Chris Good
    If early voting is an indication of how Tuesday's midterm elections will go--and it's debatable whether, and how, it can--early vote-by mail turnout in California predicts close races for Senate and governor. Here's a breakdown of who has voted already through the state's vote-by-mail program, provided to The Atlantic by a source close to the California Republican Party. By party registration, here's a who has mailed a ballot so far: Total Returns:   2,456,455 Dem: 1,056,498 (43.0%) Rep: 959,617 (39.1%) Decline to State: 350,337 (14.3%) The California Secretary of State's office could not be reached for comment to confirm or deny...
  • Fiorina compliments Feinstein, who supports Boxer

    10/29/2010 9:03:39 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 54 replies
    AP - Mercury News ^ | 10/29/2010 | TREVOR HUNNICUTT
    MENLO PARK, Calif.—Republican Carly Fiorina said Friday she would be a like-minded colleague of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she unseats Sen. Barbara Boxer next week, drawing sharp responses from both Democratic senators as they appeared together at a campaign stop. "We agree on more issues," Fiorina said in describing views she shares with Feinstein on water issues, trade and national security. "On a whole host of issues, Dianne Feinstein and I, I am quite sure, will be very productive colleagues," Fiorina said during a campaign stop with female supporters at the Sugar Shack candy store in the Silicon Valley...
  • California Senate: Boxer (D) Holds Her (small) Edge Over Fiorina (R)

    10/28/2010 4:00:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 28, 2010
    Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer still holds a small lead over Republican Carly Fiorina in California’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely Voters in the state. Boxer, who is seeking a fourth six-year term, now earns 49% support to Fiorina’s 46%. Two percent (2%) prefer another candidate, and three percent (3%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings as it has for weeks.
  • Question for California FReepers

    10/28/2010 6:03:24 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 51 replies
    vanity | October 28, 2010 | James Noble
    I have a serious question. California is in desperate straits. Your budget is out of control. Your government gives me directives about personal hygiene when I check into a hotel. I can't walk around in San Francisco without being accosted or worse by criminals (and, I was born, raised, and lived in Brooklyn NY in the worst Beame years).Now, everybody in California knows this. Liberals can't walk around SF either. They can add, and they can read, and they know the state is bankrupt with no way out.How then is it even possible for Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer to...
  • Carly Fiorina resumes her campaign, telling supporters: 'I feel great'

    10/28/2010 5:01:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | Maeve Reston
    After a two-day absence from the campaign trail due to an infection, Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday was greeted by about 80 cheering supporters chanting "Back to Win" at an event outside of Sacramento. "I feel great, and it's great to be back on the campaign trail," said Fiorina, who showed no sign of her illness as she spoke to reporters for nearly 20 minutes. Fiorina did not specify what kind of infection she had, but said she did not have any health concerns in the coming days. "It's fairly common, unfortunately, for women who have been through...
  • Boxer makes pitch to gay voters

    10/28/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    AP via CoCo Times ^ | 10/28/10 | CHRISTINA HOAG , Associated Press
    WEST HOLLYWOOD -- Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is reaching out to gay and lesbian voters by emphasizing her support for marriage equality and her record opposing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. She told about 60 supporters Wednesday at a West Hollywood community center that she had the courage of her convictions to oppose "don't ask, don't tell from the start."
  • Senate polls in PA, NC show GOP firming up wins (In California, not so much)

    10/27/2010 12:33:45 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    New polling in three key states shows the GOP on track to hold one seat, pick up another, and perhaps remain within striking distance of an upset. In Pennsylvania, where Democrat Arlen Specter got forcibly retired in a primary, Pat Toomey leads by seven in a new Franklin & Marshall poll among likely voters — and leads by two in a larger group of registered voters as well. F&M says that claims of a Democratic surge in Pennsylvania were unfounded: Pennsylvania appears to light up noticeably red ahead of Tuesday’s voting in the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, according to...
  • Boxer's Friends at Cisco - Outsourcing and political double standards

    10/27/2010 11:26:39 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 3 replies
    California Senator Barbara Boxer has been bludgeoning her Republican challenger, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, for outsourcing tens of thousands of jobs. We wonder if Ms. Boxer is equally outraged by her own big business backers. In a TV ad that has been running around California, Ms. Boxer blasts Ms. Fiorina for having "laid off 30,000 workers" and having "shipped jobs to China" during her time at H-P. Yesterday, the networking equipment giant Cisco nonetheless hosted the three-term Democrat for a townhall meeting with employees at its office in San Jose. Cisco CEO John Chambers, a former adviser to John...
  • Suffolk poll shows Barbara Boxer moving into lead

    10/27/2010 8:20:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 10/27/10 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    Democrats are breathing easier in the California Senate race, pointing to a Suffolk University poll out late yesterday showing incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer with a hefty nine point lead over GOP challenger Carly Fiorina, close to the 8 point lead shown in the L.A. Times poll over the weekend. Republicans will find this harder to dismiss than the LAT poll. Even Rasmussen shows Boxer maintaining a four-point lead. Few voters remain undecided.
  • BANISH BARBARA BOXER! Make Get Out the Vote Calls for Fiorina from Home!

    10/26/2010 3:35:57 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 7 replies
    Carly for ^ | 10/26/10 | missesbush
    It's not enough just to vote in these all-important midterms. Conservatives need to work to get the vote out for those who will vote Republican and help offset the labor union's efforts for Democrats. One place we can do this is in the California Senate race. Carly Fiorina's website now has the capability of allowing you to make get out the vote calls from home using your free cell phone long distance. You can do this from anywhere in the country. A script is provided along with names and numbers of voters. Sign up is quick and easy. Go to...
  • Fiorina catches up in California money race

    10/26/2010 3:38:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | 10/26/10 | staff
    After trailing Democratic rival U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer for months in fund-raising and spending, California Republican Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina is closing the money gap, both parties said on Tuesday. A Washington-based Republican Party affiliate, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said it was sponsoring a $3 million TV ad campaign in support of Fiorina in the campaign's final week.The money would pay for an attack ad characterizing Boxer as "self serving" and "ineffective" ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, the group said.
  • TCJ Research 10/23-10/25 Poll: Fiorina holds lead on Boxer in CA Senate Race (49-45)

    10/26/2010 6:45:21 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 19 replies
    TCJ Research ^ | October 26, 2010
    Each poll uses a random sampling of 1000 Likely Voters (unless otherwise stated) and has a +/- 4% margin of error (M.o.E).  Poll that don’t add up to 100 are due to rounding.  Commentary on the following results will be posted in a follow-up post. California Senate: (R)Carly Fiorina- 49%, (D)Barbara Boxer- 45%, Undecided- 6%
  • Republicans Pour In Millions to Help Carly Fiorina

    10/26/2010 12:12:14 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    News Max ^ | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | David A. Patten
    Believing a huge upset win in California is now within reach, the Republican Party is pouring $3 million into GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina's battle against incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer, forcing Democrats scrambling to respond just one week before Election Day. The $3 million from the National Republican Senatorial Committee comes on top of the $4.8 million it has already spent in the race. Pundits see that massive influx of dollars as a clear indication that incumbent Democratic Boxer is in serious jeopardy, because the GOP usually does not spend heavily in Golden State races. This year, however, all bets...
  • Fiorina in hospital

    California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is in the hospital for an infection related to reconstructive surgery after her battle with breast cancer, Fiorina's campaign announced. Statement from campaign: "Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign...
  • Senate candidate Fiorina in hospital for infection

    10/26/2010 11:15:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina is in the hospital to be treated for an infection associated with her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. Deborah Bowker, the campaign's chief of staff, says in a statement issued Tuesday that Fiorina was admitted to a hospital and is being treated with antibiotics. The campaign will not say when or where she was admitted.
  • Fiorina Admitted To Hospital For Breast Cancer Surgery Complications

    10/26/2010 10:31:52 AM PDT · by TSgt · 53 replies ^ | 10/26/2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Republican Carly Fiorina's Senate campaign in California released this statement today: "Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and...
  • California: Can Carly Close the Deal? (An out-of-touch Boxer is on the ropes)

    10/25/2010 7:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    For California Republicans and right-leaning independents, casting a vote in a statewide or presidential election is generally a quixotic act, a meaningless protest in a state that has voted for the Democratic presidential and senatorial candidates every year since 1992. Statewide offices as well tend to be dominated by Democrats. And while there are about 7.5 million registered Republicans, there are nearly 17 million registered Democrats. But this year, there is a sense that the improbable might happen. Several recent polls show that Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is tied with, or trailing only a few points behind, Democratic incumbent...
  • Additional Funding for Fiorina

    10/25/2010 10:31:11 AM PDT · by p. henry · 10 replies
    Vanity | 10-25-10 | p. henry
    It has just been announced that the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has already spent the maximum allowed ($4.8 million) in coordinated expenditures on Carly's campaign, will be spending $3 million in independent expenditures on Carly's behalf during the last week of the campaign. It has also just been announced that Carly is loaning her campaign $1 million more of her personal funds.These significant commitments indicate to me that the California Senate seat is very much in play.If at this late stage you have any cash which remains available for candidates in the mid-term elections, please consider Carly's campaign.
  • NRSC drops $3 million in California

    10/25/2010 8:53:21 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 25, 2010
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is dropping a massive $3 million TV ad buy in California this week, a sure sign that Republicans believe they have a good shot at knocking off Sen. Barbara Boxer (D). The new spending brings the NRSC’s Golden State commitment to nearly $8 million, all in support of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's (R) campaign. The ad buy comes a day after a public poll shows Boxer inching ahead. A Los Angeles Times/USC poll showed Boxer opening up an 8-point lead -- 50 percent to 42 percent. That number tracks with private Democratic surveys that...
  • Latino ad on Boxer: You're no friend

    10/25/2010 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Latino ad on Boxer: You're no friend By: Scott Wong October 25, 2010 03:28 PM EDT A conservative Latino group took to the airwaves on Monday with a tough message for California Sen. Barbara Boxer: You’re no friend of ours. It’s the fourth radio ad the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles is running through Election Day in support of Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief. The ads, airing on Spanish-language stations in central and southern California, hit the three-term Democratic senator for her liberal record on social issues and for failing to advance broad immigration reform. “Barbara Boxer...