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Boxer, Fiorina roll out ads in final days

October 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
As the race for U.S. Senate heats up in its final days, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina campaigned Monday at a manufacturing plant in Bakersfield She said the Central Valley has been hit hard by the recession, and the federal stimulus plan supported by her opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer, did not work.

"The stimulus bill has been a failure for this county and for so many other counties in this great state," Fiorina said. "Our statewide unemployment rate is 12.4 percent. The day this stimulus bill passed it was a tragic, but nevertheless lower, 10.2 percent."

The Fiorina campaign also released a new ad which says 28 years of Boxer has hurt California and the nation.

The Republican Party is sending $3 million to Fiorina's campaign for new TV ads. It rarely does that since California has many more registered Democrats, but it shows the party believes it has a chance to win the tight race.

While Fiorina's message is focused on jobs, Boxer is trying to highlight her stand on climate change and the environment.

On Monday, Boxer visited a solar manufacturing in San Jose.

The Democrats said tough regulations to cut greenhouse gas levels will make California a leader in green jobs.

"California is the hub of the new clean energy economy," Boxer said. "Even in these very tough times -- and I never sugarcoat how tough these times are -- the one bright spot we've had in California looking back through these recessionary years has been clean energy jobs."

With the infusion of cash from the GOP, Fiorina's campaign now has matched the money that Boxer has for the last week of the campaign.

Both sides will be airing hundreds of ads from now until Election Day.


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