October 29th, 2010
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Business bets big on Fiorina

New York (CNNMoney.com) - If former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's bid to become the next senator from California succeeds, she will owe a giant "thank you" to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber has pumped $4.9 million into the California Senate race to help Fiorina, a Republican, defeat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for transparency in government.
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  1. Me

    " If former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's bid to become the next senator from California succeeds, she will owe a giant "thank you" to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce."

    You mean that organization receiving foreign money and funneling it into republican campaign coffers in hopes to buy a politician. So that they will be held accountable, NOT TO THE VOTER, but to the foreign entity that bought and paid for their seat in congress?!?!
    Is that the Chamber Of Commerce that you are talking about?!?

    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    October 29, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Concerned Voter

    All that money will be wasted. Boxer will win in CA.

    October 29, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. John in Sacramento

    "The Chamber has pumped $4.9 million into the California Senate race to help Fiorina, a Republican, defeat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for transparency in government."

    Is it just me, or is this sentence one big oxymoron? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the antithesis of transparency. Regardless, whichever offshore bank donated the big bucks to Fiornia is not the sharpest knife in the drawer in relation to wise business decisions. Fiorina is polling so badly now, that it would take a miracle (knocking on wood) for her to beat Boxer at this point. It just goes to show that those who wish to buy influence in America, will throw money at anyone with an (R) next to their name that will put corporate interests above all else.

    October 29, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. vic nashville tn

    In democracy money don’t talk all the time

    October 29, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  5. barry

    The great part is you can call her ma'am. She doesn't have the arrogance Boxer has.

    October 29, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  6. Peter s

    The chamber of commerce should be a neutral body because business crosses over party lines! there is as many businesses owned by democrats and so do the republicans. "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer". DO YOU WANT TO TELL ME ONLY REPUBLICANS OWNS SMALL BUSINESSES? oops chamber of commerce is a lobbyist club!!

    October 29, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |