By Rob Hotakainen
Published: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Kicking off a three-day get-out-the-vote tour with a visit to Sacramento, GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina urged Californians Saturday “to finally retire” Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, calling the incumbent a career politician who has not done enough to bring new jobs to the state.

“This election is about jobs and creating many, many more of them so that all Californians have the right to live the American dream,” Fiorina told a couple of dozen supporters at her headquarters in downtown Sacramento.

Fiorina also made stops in San Diego, Orange County and Chico as part of her final blitz, rallying supporters as they made phone calls urging people to vote Tuesday.

Fiorina made three calls herself in Sacramento, telling an undecided voter that Boxer had not done enough to bring federal money back to California. When Boxer became a senator in 1993, California received 93 cents for each dollar it sent to Washington, compared to 78 cents now, she said.

“We need that money,” Fiorina said. “We have needs in this state. And she hasn’t stood up and fought for any of that.”

Fiorina said Boxer has spent 28 years in Washington, “fighting against our nation’s job creators,” while the federal payroll has ballooned.

“While 2.3 million Californians are out of work, Washington, D.C, has added 100,000 federal government bureaucrats in the last 12 months,” Fiorina said.

Boxer, meanwhile, released two new television ads, including one that featured President Barack Obama.

“You have in Barbara Boxer a subcompact senator, passionate about fighting for jobs, clean energy reform, and green jobs that can’t be outsourced,” the president said in the ad.

Boxer has criticized Fiorina for outsourcing thousands of jobs when she headed Hewlett-Packard for five years. The second ad reminded voters that Fiorina also laid off thousands of employees during her tenure.

“Carly Fiorina says she is proud to run on her record at Hewlett-Packard, which included laying off 30,000 American workers and shipping jobs overseas,” said Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer’s campaign manager, in a statement.

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