SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republican challenger Carly Fiorina has added $1 million from her personal fortune in her campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Fiorina campaign spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said Friday that the former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is making a commitment to win in the final days of the campaign. The loan, made Thursday, brings Fiorina’s total contributions this year to $6.5 million.
Fiorina’s loan comes as the race is tightening and as President Barack Obama campaigns in California for the three-term Democratic incumbent.
According to the latest quarterly campaign reports, Boxer had about $6.5 million cash on hand compared to $1.8 million for Fiorina, who is receiving significant help from independent groups.
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