Calif. candidates rally for voter support

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. After a quiet Sunday for Republican gubernatorial candidate /*Meg Whitman*/, she will be back on the campaign trail Monday starting off at Indio and making her way to Westlake Village, where she will be meeting with voters in the afternoon.

A recent poll shows Whitman trailing her opponent Democrat /*Jerry Brown*/ by a wide margin. Saturday, Whitman attempted to appeal to Asian American voters at restaurants and small businesses in San Jose, Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

Brown spent his Sunday morning visiting churches in a push to get voters to the polls next week. Brown told parishioners at a Compton church that the state has spent too much on prisons and not enough on universities and work place training programs. Neither Brown nor Whitman has laid out a plan on how they would balance the state's budget which is facing another multimillion dollar deficit.

Meanwhile in the Senate race, Democratic incumbent /*Sen. Barbara Boxer*/ told volunteers at a rally in Van Nuys on Sunday that Sarah Palin has endorsed Fiorina and that they support increased domestic production of oil that would cost 400,000 jobs.

Fiorina spoke at the Stephen S. Wise Temple in Bel Air on Sunday, and at one point, she got a standing ovation on the issue of Israel's right to defend itself.

The former /*Hewlett-Packard*/ CEO said she knows how to create jobs and said attack ads accusing her of shipping jobs overseas are hypocritical.

"I believe we have to create jobs in the private sector and I think that means, in many cases, that government has to tax a lot less and regulate a whole lot less and give, in particular, small business owners and family-owned businesses a helping hand," Fiorina said.

"I'm not interested in creating jobs in China. I want to create them in Chino and Chula Vista," said Boxer in Van Nuys.

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