Surrounded by Hollywood actresses and other members of California’s congressional delegation, Barbara Boxer took aim at her opponent Carly Fiorina’s stand on abortion, calling her positions “extreme.”
“Make no mistake about it, a woman’s right to choose is on the ballot in California,” said Boxer, surrounded at an event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with pro-choice activists including Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello and Alfre Woodard.
The event was an effort to further define the differences between Boxer and Fiorina, now locked in a tight Senate race.
One Republican activist told Politico that Boxer’s “single greatest skill is running against pro-life opponents. She’s really good at it. Matt Fong [her GOP nominee in 1998] didn’t even know he was pro-life until Barbara Boxer got through with him.”
Fiorina is pro-life, but she has said that Boxer’s efforts at highlighting the issue is an effort to distract voters’ attention away from the economy and jobs.
The Rally Gets Bigger: The New York Times reports that specific plans have yet to be announced for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rallies on Oct. 30. But the interest is growing: almost 300,000 people have so far signed up to attend. Satellite rallies have been planned in 40 locations nationally and six foreign countries. (A Los Angeles version of the rally is in the works).
Weekend Itinerary: Former President Bill Clinton is in Los Angeles on Friday for a fund raiser at the Beverly Hilton for the California Democratic Party followed by a UCLA rally with Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom…Barbara Boxer raises money on Sunday at the Malibu home of Ron and Kelly Meyer, with Jackson Browne providing an acoustic performance.