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U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, James Inhofe and Jon Kyl

March 5, 2010

[Publisher's Note: As part of an ongoing effort to bring original, thoughtful commentary to you here at the FlashReport, I am pleased to present this column penned on behalf of U.S. Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina, authored by three Republican U.S. Senators - Tom Coburn (OK), James Inhofe (OK), and Jon Kyl (AZ).

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Conservative Leaders
U.S. Senate 2010

March 5, 2010

Fellow Conservatives:

This November, California will have an opportunity to call Barbara Boxer home and send a new conservative leader to the United States Senate. That new leader is Carly Fiorina. We are proud to endorse her as a fellow conservative who has real-¬‐world business experience and the guts and moxie to take on Barbara Boxer and win.

Carly is not a Washington insider. She is a proven business leader who understands the economy and advocates a strong national defense. And, she is a tough fiscal and social conservative who:

• Signed Americans for Tax Reform’s “No New Taxes” Taxpayer Protection Pledge;
• Will fight to lower taxes, reduce the deficit, and cut wasteful Washington spending;
• Is Pro-¬life, unlike her liberal opponents, Barbara Boxer and Tom Campbell;
• Opposes Barbara Boxer’s Cap-and-Trade legislation;
• Opposes the radical “government takeover” policies that President Obama and Barbara Boxer support for health care and other sectors of the economy; and
• Supports a tough national security policy that prosecutes terrorists as unlawful enemy combatants before military commissions, not as civilians in our federal courts.

Democrats fear Carly more than any other candidate in the Republican primary. That’s why Barbara Boxer has been using Carly’s name in fundraising letters for nearly two years, while the California Democratic Party employs two full-time staffers to follow Carly around the state, and why numerous union-funded groups have launched independent expenditure efforts attacking her.

Carly Fiorina worked her way through undergraduate and graduate school, majoring in medieval history at Stanford University and earning two graduate business degrees from the University of Maryland and MIT. A self-made woman, Carly started her business career as a secretary and went on to become the first and, to date, the only woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Hewlett-Packard Company. Most recently, Carly served on the Defense Business Board advising the U.S. Secretary of Defense on overall management of the department and as Director of Business Executives for National Security.

As conservative leaders in the United States Senate, we know you can count on the principled leadership of Carly Fiorina. We are confident that she will stand with us and stand up for you against the liberal special interests that have kept Barbara Boxer in Washington for almost 28 years.

This is a golden opportunity for the people of the Golden State to come together to elect Carly to represent them in the United States Senate. Please join us in supporting Carly’s campaign.


U.S. Senator (R-OK)

U.S. Senator (R-OK)

U.S. Senator (R-AZ)

You can download a formatted PDF version of this column here.  The Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate campaign website can be found here.

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