DC Morning: Obama heads west to save Barbie Boxer

Mike Riggs Contributor

Maybe it was the Carly Fiorina ad depicting Sen. Boxer’s Orwellian head breaking through the Capitol dome; or perhaps it was the senator’s reiteration that marijuana legalization advocates can go suck a bong. Whatever the cause, Boxer is facing her toughest reelection campaign since getting elected, and Barack Obama now has to go westward to the Land of California, where he will wine and dine people out of their money and Boxer back into office. “A ticket to the dinner is $17,600 per person, a figure arrived at by combining half the maximum $30,400 contribution to a national party committee combined with the maximum $2,400 donation to a candidate,” reports the LA Independent. Republicans, however, aren’t worried. According the Independent, “a poll of 1,102 likely voters conducted March 9-16 by the Public Policy Institute of California found that Boxer trailed former Rep. Tom Campbell, 44 percent to 43 percent, and led former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina, 44 percent to 43 percent, and DeVore 46 percent to 40 percent.”