The electability argument and the California Senate race

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010; 6:41 AM

57); font-size: 20px; font-weight: normal;">1.One week from the Republican primary fight for the right take on California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D), a fight over electability has broken out. Former Rep. Tom Campbell, who has run twice unsuccessfully for Senate seized on a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll that showed him leading Boxer by seven -- while former HP executive Carly Fiorina (R) trailed the Democratic incumbent by six. "I can win if I have the resources to communicate in these final 9 days," Campbell wrote in a blog post aimed at narrowing the self-funding Fiorina's financial edge. "If I don't, we will not win -- and Boxer will breathe a huge sigh of relief." Fiorina's campaign quickly struck back with a memo to reporters arguing that it is Campbell, not their candidate, who would jeopardize Republican chances against Boxer. The evidence? Campbell's failed Senate bids in 1992 Tom Campbell - Barbara Boxer - Carly Fiorina - Republican - Hewlett-Packard

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