Boxer Retains Senate Seat

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Senator Barbara Boxer gets to retain her hotly-contested Senate seat after a bruising challenge from Republican Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

Early exit polling said Boxer won by putting together a coalition of women, minorities (namely blacks, gays, Latinos and Asians) as well as voters from big cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Fiorina, for her part, did well with white males and in the southern California counties, namely Orange and San Bernardino.

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Those coalitions rivaled those in the Jerry Brown – Meg Whitman contest for Governor.

A higher-than-normal turnout favored Boxer. California has more registered Democrats than Republicans.

An endorsement from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin didn’t seem to help Fiorina. In fact, some political observers in California, where Palin’s popularity is more negative than positive, might have hurt Fiorina with voters in the Southland.

Boxer jumped on the opportunity in ads by saying “Fiorina was too extreme for California.”

Boxer also jumped all over Fiorina’s record as CEO (she was ousted by the board in 2005) as well as her taking a golden parachute upon her firing (some estimates say she got $45 million.)

Fiorina insisted she knew how to create jobs, but Boxer responded that Fiorina shipped 30,000 jobs to “China and not Chino.” Fired Hewlett-Packard workers might have delivered the death knell in one ad where one says, “We even had to train our replacements.”

Boxer acknowledged that Fiorina was probably her biggest challenge to date. In one ad, Fiorina mocked Boxer for “arrogance” when she asked a General to call her Senator, and not “Ma’am”  during a public works committee hearing.

  • Sarom Chea

    I was happy now, Jerry Brown and Boxer (D) will be new person!!! Whoo!! We hope create new job more people future. And educaiton school, teacher, more etc any different! DMV will be change low fee for I.D. Card and Drive License be very happy about it. But teenager safety can be careful vision eyes!!!

    Jerry Brown and Boxer are winner (D) history in State of California for 4 years will be successful!!! We are my family each to other family from me happy!

    • Joe

      Maybe if we could get some politicians worth a dam, you would learn to write English.

      • toobadforCa

        Exactly what I was thinking! Not to sound harsh, but let’s get the basics right: at the very least. I was really hoping people would be smarter and NOT vote in the same old politicians. I guess we’ll see how THEY can mess up California, now.

    • rjsmitty

      What the hell are you talking about ?

  • socal voter

    Oh my, so Boxer has ONE redeeming quality if she does support Israel. I did not, will not ever vote for her tho.

  • 1776blues

    Fox news called her the winner with 1% of the precincts were counted, now you have her winning with 28%. People, all of these races are fixed and guess who is in control? The Mainstream Media!

    • susancountstoo

      I agree with you. A 1% lead and they call Boxer the “Projected Winner” yet other polls show a larger difference and no projection can be called. Who is running the show here?

  • Susan

    How can anyone project Boxer to win with a 1% difference in the race?!!!

  • Doug R.

    As Einstein said “The definition of insanity is doing the same the over and over again and expecting different results”. You would think as bad as things are in California that it’s citizens would be smarter than putting back the same old politicians that got them there in the first place.

  • jazz

    Why dont you get a life. If you would stop putting your trust in man and start putting your trust in GOD and began to pray about this mess you would be better off. He told you not to put your confidence in man but in HIM. GOD is the only one that can turn this mess aroung.

    • Mister S

      Was god on the ballot? I must have missed him. Maybe you should start a write in next election.

  • rjsmitty

    just when you thought it could not get any worse California wants the same old failed polices and programs that have brought us to were we are now.

  • Doug

    Awhile back I was told that California would fall into the ocean after a huge earth quake. I don’t think it was suppose to be an earthquake but the financial ruin that dump people like Boxer and Brown will create. Unbelievable……

  • upyours

    Another six years of the old hag. I’m lucky to have paid off my house and do not need to go to the multi-millionaire bankers she voted money to (and kept as bonuses) for a loan. I’m so happy all the brain dead morons who voted for her are so financially secure.

  • upyours

    Six more years of this two-faced hag. Thanks to the brain dead morons who voted this multi-millionaire back into office she’ll be voting to bailout more of her Wall Street friends and that doesn’t include most of the morons who voted for her. Anyone try to get a loan lately?

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