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… and Now the Merced Sun-Star says: Boxer is a left-wing moonbat, vote for Carly.
If Republican Carly Fiorina is elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, one of her first acts would be to walk to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office and offer to work with her to solve California’s water crisis.
We wish Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer would spend more time seeking bipartisan solutions to the nation’s problems and be more open to political compromise.
The biggest problem in Washington, D.C., is strident partisanship, and an unwillingness to work with the opposing party to solve the problems facing the nation.
Boxer has gone so far left that moderates can’t see her in the distance.
Boxer’s partisanship is getting in the way of her representation of California in the Senate. It’s time for a change, and Fiorina offers a new direction for the state.
We need bridge builders in this extraordinarily challenging time. Fiorina has a chance to be part of a new coalition of problem-solvers.
Fiorina has a clear understanding of the issues that frustrate tea party supporters, but without the anger that characterizes much of that movement. Fiorina has a composure and a bearing that enable her to get her points across in a calm manner.
Though she’s been an executive, she has compassion for Main Street, understanding that federal bailouts and stimulus programs haven’t done enough to help average Americans.
We know that only too well here in the San Joaquin Valley where the unemployment rate is much higher than the national and state jobless rates.
On the contentious issue of immigration reform, Fiorina first wants to secure the border and have a guest-worker program that works for California industries.
We support comprehensive immigration reform, but also believe that securing the border and establishing a temporary worker program for industries such as agriculture are at the heart of a solution.
Unlike many in the Republican Party, including gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, Fiorina supports the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented youth a conditional path to citizenship by requiring completion of a college degree or two years of military service.
Fiorina says we shouldn’t punish “children who through no fault of their own are here trying to live the American dream.”
Fiorina has made several trips to the San Joaquin Valley in the campaign. While Boxer has helped the region with legislation, she has not spent a lot of time here during her 18-year career.
There are several issues in which we don’t agree with Fiorina — she would extend tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, for example. But we support her based on leadership. We believe Fiorina is better prepared to lead in the Senate than the incumbent.
We urge voters to support Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate on Nov. 2.