Friday, October 29, 2010
California After two days in the hospital, Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is on the campaign trail once again and says she feels “fantastic.” But a new Field Poll this morning shows the former Hewlett-Packard CEO has some ground to make up before Tuesday.
When Fiorina arrived at her first campaign stop since Monday, at a business park in Sacramento, a well-organized crowd full of “welcome back” signs was waiting.
“Back to win, back to win,” her supporters chanted.
Fiorina had been in the hospital for an infection related to her reconstructive surgery for breast cancer. She immediately, but briefly, addressed her health.
“I feel great. It’s great to be back. And thank you so much for your prayers and your support,” said Fiorina.
Then, she quickly changed the subject to the Democratic senator she’s trying to unseat.
“Barbara Boxer’s answer is to spend more, borrow more, bail out more,” she said. “But we know that doesn’t work – because it hasn’t worked.”
Boxer has wished her opponent a speedy recovery. But with Fiorina back on the trail, the barbs began anew. As Fiorina criticized Boxer’s economic record, Boxer’s campaign hit back with a statement saying Fiorina has opposed bills that would create jobs.
A new Field Poll suggests Boxer has the edge heading into Tuesday’s election. She’s up 49 percent to 41 percent and holds a 17 point lead among decline-to-state voters.