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October 31, 2006 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
After nearly two years in exile from news pages, Carly Fiorina is back, with impeccable timing. The board that fired her as chief executive of Silicon Valley technology icon Hewlett-Packard Co. now looks like a collection of misfits for letting a Keystone Kops spy scandal get so out of hand that its former chairwoman, Patricia C. Dunn, faces criminal charges. There's talk of Fiorina someday running for political office.
November 5, 2009 | Seema Mehta
Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina formally entered the race for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, issuing a blistering critique of Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer even as she tried to blunt her own primary challenge from the right. Before a small gathering of supporters in a Garden Grove warehouse, Fiorina said her business acumen and real-world experience make her the only viable Republican candidate in the 2010 contest. She mocked Boxer for writing three pieces of legislation during her 17-year tenure and for spending the summer on a book tour instead of meeting with voters at town halls.
March 31, 2010 | By Seema Mehta
The major Republican candidates in the California race for U.S. Senate appeared on the well-watched, conservative "Hannity" show Tuesday. Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore were seated next to the host, Sean Hannity, in the shadow of the former Air Force One at the Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley. Tom Campbell bought his way on, in the form of a fleeting ad. Campbell's commercial, a 30-second spot, was the first television advertisement in the campaign for the seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer.
February 18, 2010 | By Seema Mehta
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer formally filed for reelection Thursday, a move that kicked off a challenging battle for the three-term Democrat amid a national backlash against incumbents and the party controlling the White House and Congress. "I only have one goal, to get California back on track by creating jobs and making life better for the people that I represent. That is what I have always done, and that is what I will always do," Boxer said at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters' office.
June 2, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Capitulating to his dwindling campaign treasury, Republican Senate candidate Tom Campbell pulled his television advertising Tuesday and in the closing days of the primary race will rely on Internet appeals and telephone calls to make his case to GOP voters. The move creates an enormous hurdle for the former congressman at a time when his chief rival, Carly Fiorina, has loaned several million dollars to her campaign and, on the strength of a generous round of TV ads, has shot ahead in what was once a close contest to replace Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
February 6, 2010 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Fred Davis -- the man who introduced vermin, Paris Hilton, bad hair and now demonic mutton into our political discourse -- is a bit taken aback by the reaction to his latest creation. "More sheep in my day than I was expecting," he said after sorting through messages from reporters across the country, all of them wanting to talk about the online video -- an instant cult classic -- he created for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina. "You certainly never know what's going to catch on."
May 13, 2010 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
So let me get this straight: Some guy is deemed too dangerous to be allowed aboard an airplane, but he can leave the terminal and buy an AK-47? After all, he hasn't actually committed an act of terrorism. We wouldn't want to "infringe" on anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. The National Rifle Assn. might get upset and retaliate against any politician who allowed that. But like most policy issues, this is not all black and white. There is a reasonable argument for letting the fellow arm himself.
October 30, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Over the last decade, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer has used her political action committee to galvanize supporters behind some of her top priorities ? collecting petition signatures to ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or pressing for an exit strategy in Iraq ? while steadily building a list of donors that has allowed the PAC to contribute more than $1.2 million to federal candidates. By the senator's own account, the driving force behind the successes of her PAC for a Change ?
May 22, 2010 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
After decades spent in the shadows of male candidates, Republican women are staging something of a comeback in California. The state's two top electoral contests this year prominently feature them — a novelty in a place where gender politics have been almost exclusively Democratic. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman shattered glass ceilings in their careers as Silicon Valley CEOs. Now the question is whether they can do the same in a state party that has never nominated a woman in those races and last saw a GOP woman elected to a statewide post in 1970.
May 31, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
As hundreds of "tea partyers" filtered into a gymnasium in El Dorado Hills last week for rare back-to-back appearances by Republican Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore, Barbara Brown sat alone on the wooden bleachers studying a flier contrasting the candidates. Brown, a member of the Motherlode Tea Party of Amador County, said she had been leaning toward DeVore, but was looking for someone "who can go for the jugular" against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). She liked Fiorina's "fight" in interview snippets she'd seen.
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