California senator Barbara Boxer said that she's so excited about Hillary Clinton running for president that her "heart's beating a little faster today."
"I think that Hillary Clinton is going to be the champion for American families and the fact that she's a woman is a fact. It is a factor. But it isn't the be all and the end all. Because if you know Hillary the way that I do -- and a lot of people do -- you know that she's warm, you know she's compassionate.
"And when she came to the United States Senate, she proved that she was a really a workhorse and she listened and she's going to start this campaign by listening. But she is going to relate to every day Americans.
"And I think becoming grandmother, as I did so many years ago, makes you think about tomorrow and I think that she's going to be a candidate to make the changes we need now and she's going to stand for what we need to do to lift up our children, lift up the middle class. And you know, all this talk about, Oh, wouldn't it be great if we had a fierce Democratic primary? I just don't buy that. She's got ten Republicans who are going to beat up on her starting today. They actually started yesterday. And it's going to hone her skills.
"And I am very excited. I have just a little, you know, my heart's beating a little faster today because I want to thank her for making this decision. She's going to get hit hard 24/7, but she's going to stand with America's families. It'ss going to be a great campaign. I'm so excited about it."
Yesterday, Senator Barbara Boxer had an op-ed at the Huffington Post about, among other related issues, the nonexistant threat that women will be denied birth control to treat medical conditions as a result of the Hobby Lobby decision. I personally know someone who works for a religious organization that doesn't cover contraception, but is nonetheless on the pill for a medical condition and gets it covered.
Senate Democrats are questioning a statement made by former Republican senator Chuck Hagel that the “Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people” in Washington. The comment has resurfaced now that Hagel is rumored to be Barack Obama’s top choice to head the Pentagon. He used the term in a 2008 interview.
With eleven days left in the election, a new poll, commissioned by Carly Fiorina’s campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, shows that the Republican candidate for Senate from California has a fighting chance. The race, between Fiorina and Democratic incumbent senator Barbara Boxer has been called by Fred Barnes, “The Most Important Race of 2010.”
Blackfive reports that Richard Eubank, commander-in-chief of Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced a proposal to dissolve VFW’s political action committee to quiet outcry over some of the PAC's endorsements of liberal, anti-war Democrats over Republicans, many of whom are actual foreign war veterans. Here's the letter attained by blogger Mr. Wolf:
Here's Barbara Boxer explaining to Wolf Blitzer how she's voted for trillions of dollars in tax cuts, including the stimulus, or as it's known in Boxer-speak, "the biggest tax cut in history" (via Allahpundit):
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee blasts Carly Fiorina today for taking Koch money (emphasis added):
California: Carly Fiorina is hoping that by attacking Barbara Boxer, Californians will forget about her failed leadership of HP. Fiorina laid off 30,000 workers and was the outsourcing queen, saying: "perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else." Fiorina tripled her salary and bought a $1 million yacht and five corporate jets. Fiorina has yet to explain how an HP subsidiary sidestepped the law to sell printers to Iran during her tenure. Tea Party megadonor Koch Industries must have been impressed, because its leaders just hosted a Washington fundraiser for Fiorina. Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity said the Koch brothers "have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation and obfuscation," and that "they are the Standard Oil of our times." Koch Industries was named among the nation's top 10 polluters and is funding Proposition 23, which would suspend California's air pollution control laws. Boxer has been leading slightly in the polls, but Fiorina's sure to dip into her cushy $42 million golden parachute as the election nears.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is drawing almost the same support from California voters as incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to recent polls.