Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tom Campbell May Enter Race for Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat

A pretty big development, from the Los Angeles Times, "Senate Race to Unseat Boxer Takes Unexpected Turn":

The race to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is growing increasingly volatile: The presumed Republican front-runner's fundraising is anemic, the underdog is attracting the party's most passionate voters, and a third major GOP politician is pondering whether to leap into the contest.

For months, multimillionaire businesswoman Carly Fiorina and conservative Orange County Assemblyman Chuck DeVore have brawled in a race that mirrors the philosophical debate cleaving the GOP nationwide -- a candidate favored by the party's pragmatic establishment facing a passionate challenge from one fancied by its conservative base.

But Fiorina's candidacy is being undermined by unexpectedly lackluster fundraising -- a weakness that undercuts one of her strongest rationales for securing the nomination. Further roiling matters is the potential entry of former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell, who is a gubernatorial candidate. Campbell is widely believed to be switching races and is expected to announce his decision Thursday.

The conflict among Republicans threatens what many see as the GOP's best chance against the three-term Democratic senator since she won the seat in 1992. Anti-incumbent fervor is rippling across the nation against the party that controls the White House and Congress.

"This could be the toughest race Sen. Boxer has faced, with the recession, the off-year electorate, and with one of our opponents, who could spend millions of her personal fortune," said Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer's campaign manager.
More at the link.


Anonymous said...

Campbell is the poster boy of worthless RINOs. He is what's wrong with the Stupid Party.