October 14th, 2010
05:18 PM ET
11 years ago

NRSC to give another $1.8 million to Fiorina

(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is committing an additional $1.8 million to Carly Fiorina's bid to unseat Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to two Republican sources.

This will bring the committee to $4.8 million invested which is the total amount allowed by federal election law in a coordinated campaign. The money is being shifted from Florida, where Republican candidate Marco Rubio seems to have solidified a strong lead.

In California, Boxer is consistently polling ahead of Fiorina. But NRSC spokeswoman Amber Marchand tells CNN the committee believes, "thanks to Carly Fiorina's candidacy, this seat represents a very competitive pick-up opportunity for Republicans in November."

National Republicans believe Boxer remains vulnerable in part because her negatives are high and her years in Washington could be a liability in an anti-incumbent year. Says Marchand, "with state unemployment above 12 percent and voters struggling to make ends meet, Californians are tired of millionaire Senator Barbara Boxer's reckless spending agenda and record debt in Washington."

Boxers campaign didn't reply to a request for comment on the NRSC spending, but in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Boxer took on Fiorina directly. Repeating one of the central messages of her campaign – that Fiorina supported outsourcing while CEO of Hewlett Packard – she told CNN, "[Fiorina] created jobs in India instead of Indio, California. She created jobs, but not in America. And she said she would do it all over again. And she said there's no God-given right to a job in America anymore. And she doesn't have the heart for these times we are going through."

In the latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Poll of likely voters, 52 percent of respondents said they would back Boxer and 43 percent said they would back Fiorina. The survey had a sampling error of 2.5 percentage points. But a more recent Reuters poll conducted October 2-5 shows Boxer with just a four-point advantage over Fiorina.

Filed under: 2010 • Carly Fiorina • NRSC
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. they call me "tater salad"

    If you're gonna throw your $ away like that, how's about you boy's throw 1.8 million in my direction?............I would most certainly appreciate it and put it to better use than this corporate flunkie bimbo in the skunk skin hat!...........Sound like a plan?.............Works for me!!!!!

    October 14, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  2. George of the jungle

    apparently being a terrible CEO is not enough. Some people will vote for anything. Wake up and put people in office that know their jobs. The repos are just putting anyone up for election knowing big business who is funding them will be calling the shots. Most of these people are like palin. They have know answers to anything unless some one tells them what to say. Vote the repos out. Californis Boxer has been good to you and you should know that.

    October 14, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  3. Bessy

    That is the name of the game with the Republicans. Just keep buying the election, even when it means using foreign money.

    October 14, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. ron

    The GOP and outsourcing go hand and hand.

    October 14, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. Rick

    She will lose anyway. Good.

    October 14, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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