In northern California, editorial writers are noticing that 3-term incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer has paid little attention to the state she purportedly represents in the United States Senate:
Incumbent Barbara Boxer, for all her nearly 18 years in the U.S. Senate, has limited legislative accomplishment and has established a reputation of inaccessibility and distance from her home state. Some would argue, although California leans leftward, Boxer’s positions on issues of environment and free trade are out of touch, even extreme, for Californians.
By contrast, the editors of the Marysville-Yuba City Appeal-Democrat find that Carly Fiorina “has the commitment to address the biggest issues of the day”:
She promises, if elected, to work with California’s other U.S. senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, to address California’s water needs, especially in the Central Valley, where efforts to protect the Delta smelt have produced a man-made water shortage.
Fiorina supports repealing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and also wants to undo burdensome provisions in other recent legislation. In the Dodd-Frank financial services regulation bill, for instance, she cites the creation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, a new bureaucratic agency given substantial power with little oversight or accountability.
So, the northern California Democrat is backing Carly Fiorina. “After 18 years of lackluster representation in the Senate, Californians deserve a change.” Help Carly across the finish line. Support the leader, the northern California Democrat claims, who can better represent the state.