The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

Trouble for Boxer in 2010?

Posted by demkid on August 17, 2009

Just read this article in today’s Mercury News.  It includes a quote from Bruce Cain, my favorite political science professor at Cal.  The article discusses whether Senator Barbara Boxer could be in trouble next year if she goes up against Carly Fiorina, the ex-chief of Hewlett-Packard.  I really don’t know a whole lot about Fiorina at this point, and the election is upwards of 14 months away, but it’ll be interesting to see where the polls are if and when she gets into the race.  I think any moderate Republican (especially in the first term of a Democratic president) can do very well against a liberal Democrat in California, even though we’re a pretty center-left state, dominated by Democratic politicians.  Arnold has succeeded here, for example.  I’m not the biggest fan of Senator Boxer, and given a choice between her and a moderate (regardless of party), the decision might be a difficult one to make.  We’ll just have to see how “moderate” Fiorina actually is, and if issues like choice will automatically eliminate her in my book.

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