In her letter to supporters yesterday, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to replace California’s failed Senator wrote:
While you and I are looking forward to June 8 and to the end of the primary, we will be afforded no time for celebration as the Barbara Boxer attack machine will immediately launch their negative campaign against me.
Emphasis in original. Carly’s right.
With far more Californians disapproving of her record in office than approving and with her polling in the low 40s, well behind the Democratic president who remains popular in the (once-)Golden State, Barbara Boxer knows that the only way she can win is by doing what Gray Davis did in 2002 to Bill Simon–attack, attack, attack, and then attack some more.
This hyperpartisan Democrat has a record of going nasty and going negative.
I’m glad to see Carly’s campaign recognizes the challenges that lie ahead. If she can successfully parry the attacks in the next weeks, she stands in good stead to succeed the sourpuss from San Francisco in the U.S. Senate.