"She is a left-wing radical," he said, using some of the strongest language of his campaign. "She has a resume filled with votes that have made life tougher for working families and senior citizens, with tax increase after tax increase."
He also contrasted his service in the Air Force Reserves with Boxer's moves to cut defense spending.
"When it comes to national defense and foreign policy, Barbara Boxer has her head in the sand," he said.
Fong was joined onstage by four other Republican senators, Majority leader Trent Lott of Mississippi, Missouri's John Ashcroft, Jim Jeffords of Vermont and Larry Craig of Idaho. They entertained the crowd with barbershop-quartet tunes, most of them patriotic and one of which--"Little Darling"--was pointedly dedicated to President Clinton with his sex scandal in mind.
Boxer had her own out-of-town visitor in the person of Clinton himself. Two fund-raisers Saturday night in Brentwood and Bel-Air were expected to raise $1 million for Boxer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Another $1 million was due to be raised today for Boxer and California Democrats.
"I believe in her," Clinton said of Boxer at the first Boxer fund-raiser, held at the home of director James Brooks. "I believe in the depth of her passion and the purity of her heart. I believe in the quality of her service."