Asking whether Barbara Boxer will be the next victim of angry voters, Kimberly Dvorak wonders how the aftershocks of Brown Revolution will reverberate the Golden State:
The Massachusetts senatorial elections sent waves of uncertainty to many incumbents across the country and California’s Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has watched her poll numbers drop and competitors pull within single digits. . . .
The fact that Boxer’s support is frozen at 46 percent against all GOP challengers suggest that the race, for now, is about her rather than those running against her. Boxer is viewed very favorably by 25 percent of California voters but very unfavorably by 34 percent.
(H/t Instapundit.) With the Golden State’s unemployment at 12.4%, the “fifth worst jobless rate in nation“, Mrs. Boxer certainly has some explaining to do. She defended her vote on the “stimulus,” saying it would create jobs in the Golden State.
Looks like this three-term incumbent is going to have a tough time running on her record this fall. But, I’d advise my fellow California Republicans not to get cocky. Mrs. Boxer excels at running against her opponents. Her eventual opponent needs be prepared to defend her- or himself against this partisan firebrand’s gutter politics. Heck, she’d go to the sewer if that’s what it took to defeat a Republican.