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Fiorina attacks Boxer over job creation

September 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Carly Fiorina is stepping up the pace of her campaign as her Democratic rival, incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer, commutes back and forth from Washington, D.C. Fiorina is fighting to make up ground in the polls.The latest statewide polls show Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer, falling behind Boxer.

Fiorina came to an un-air-conditioned warehouse of a toy manufacturer in Walnut. She's been trying to turn out Asian-American voters. Most of those at Monday's forum were immigrants or children of immigrants.

Fiorina portrays her opponent Barbara Boxer as part of the Washington "old school."

"Barbara Boxer believes that the American dream is created in Washington, D.C.," said Fiorina. "She believes that jobs come from Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., doesn't create the American dream, although it can destroy the American dream."

Boxer flew back to Washington Monday to vote on a bill she co-sponsored. She said it would stop corporate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, something Boxer has accused Fiorina of doing.

Fiorina admits that government policies have favored such practices, but she asks "Where has Boxer been?"

"She's trying a last-ditch effort, but what cynical politics," said Fiorina. "Let's do what's necessary to create jobs in this country. She's had 28 years to figure it out. It's a little late now."

If the polls are accurate, Fiorina has a lot of catching up to do. She says she can do it. And six weeks to go to the election is a lot of time in politics.

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