Tell me something.
Boxer left 20% of her own party behind in the Primary vs two opponents that had zero money.
Election Day Support Unemployment Rate
Kern 66.7% 16.5%
Tulare 65.8% 16.9%
Kings 63.4% 16.8%
Fresno 73.0% 16.9%
Madera 65.1% 16.3%
Mariposa 74.0% 12.2%
Merced 67.5% 19.9%
Stanislaus 67.3% 18.3%
STATEWIDE AVERAGE: 80.4% 12.6%
Something about a slimy sardine in the Delta taking precedence over jobs?
even back in 1997, the Media kenw who Boxer was (while endorsing her of course):
San Francisco Chronicle: “Partisan, liberal, and with a reputation for grandstanding, Boxer has long been regarded as the most vulnerable of incumbents.” (Marc Sandalow, “Boxer Now Seen As A Heavyweight,” San Francisco Chronicle, 3/2/97)
And Boxer made some campaign stops recently – so let’s OD on some more stats:
21.7% Underemployment rate in California.
Some 71,600 People Are Unemployed In The Fresno Area. (“Fresno County Profile,” Employment Development Department, Accessed 7/6/10)
Unemployment In The Stockton Area Has Increased To 16.2 Percent, From 15.3 Percent In February 2009. (“Historical Data for Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted) in San Joaquin County,” Employment Development Department, Accessed 7/6/10)
11,300 More People In The Sacramento Area Are Unemployed Today Than When The Stimulus Passed. (“Historical Data for Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted) in Sacramento County,” Employment Development Department, Accessed 7/6/10)
Barbara Boxer said the Stimulus would deliver 400,000 new jobs. Whoops.