September 15th, 2010
07:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Nancy Reagan weighs in on California races

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Nancy Reagan endorsed California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina Wednesday."]

(CNN) - Nancy Reagan weighed in on the Senate and gubernatorial races in her home state on Wednesday, offering her endorsement of the Republican candidates in both California races.

The former first lady announced her support for Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman a day after the three women sat down together for a private meeting.

Both women said they are honored to have the endorsement of Reagan, a former first lady of California.

"She and I share the same core values, and I am thankful to have her confidence and support behind my campaign for U.S. Senate," Fiorina said.

Fiorina is locked in a tight battle to unseat three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Whitman also faces a tough challenge from Attorney General Jerry Brown to succeed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Whitman also expressed her gratitude to Reagan.

"The legacies of President Reagan and Nancy Reagan have long been an inspiration to me, and their impact on our state and our nation is immeasurable," Whitman said.

Filed under: 2010 • Carly Fiorina • Meg Whitman • Nancy Reagan
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Nancy outsourced jobs and ran a major company in the ground? Values?? In her pocket only.

    September 16, 2010 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  2. Donkey Party

    The lagacy of old Ronnie suffers yet another blow by his widow endorsing those two kuntts.

    September 16, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  3. King

    WHat kind of vission an old woman like nancy hold for the future. This is all party loyalty. Her husband reagon started that trikle down stuff, but all that did is made the rich get richer and the poor got poorer. The rich is not investing america no more the taxes and labor are too high, theyre taking their money from our economy and investing over in china boosting their economy and ruining ours.

    September 16, 2010 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
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