NRI SIKH LEADERS BACK US Senator Barbara Boxer
Polls show Boxer and Fiorina running neck-and-neck.
Los Angeles, Sep. 19, 2010
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On Sunday, Sep. 19, at 2pm, Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, a fund-raiser reception for US Senator Barbara Boxer, was arranged by NRI Sikh leaders from across California- Nachhatar Singh Bhullar, entrepreneur and member of Democratic National Committee; Bob Virk- well known business man; Sarabjit Singh Mann ; Dr. Pritpal Singh- Businessman of Milpitas; Dr. Manbir Singh, MD, Harpreet S Sandhu; Jatinderpal Dhaliwal; Devinder Singh Bains. They announced their support for Senator Barbara Boxer’s re-election on Nov. 02, 2010.
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In California, now current Senators are both women and also Democratic:
- Dianne Feinstein (D)- First Elected To Office in Nov 03, 1992 and next election Nov 06, 2012.
- Barbara Boxer, 69, (D)- Member of the U.S. House of Representatives--(1983–1993). Elected Senator in 1992, re-elected in 1998, Re-elected in 2004 and next election Nov 02, 2010
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, regardless of population. Senators serve terms of six years each; the terms are staggered so that approximately one-third of the seats are up for election every two years. Elections to the Senate are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years, Election Day, and coincide with elections for the House of Representatives
Senator Boxer said:
- The Sikh community shares my view that our top priority must be creating jobs and getting our economy back on track with opportunity and fairness for all.
- I am proud to have the support of so many Sikh community leaders who are standing with me in this race
- This is a tough race because these are tough times and the people want to know whose side you’re on.
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Harprit Singh Sandhu- Governor’s appointee for Developmental Disabilities; Devinder Singh Bains- Dealer Principal of Chevroler Buick, Bakerfield; Bob Virk : Resham Singh, a Convenient Store owner from Bakersfield; also made their speeches and said:
- Barbara Boxer has been an outspoken advocate for our community and she is a fighter for California·
- We need her in the Senate now more than ever and understands our needs and has never been afraid to stand up for all Californians·
- She has stood with working families in the fight to ensure that they have fair wages and working conditions, health care, access to good public schools.·
- She has supported legislation to help homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosure and to put people back to work
Barbara Boxer remain in a dead heat in California’s race for the U.S. Senate.
In the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings- Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Cary Fiorina remain in a dead heat in California’s race for the U.S. Senate.
- Fiorina picking up 48% of the vote, while Boxer draws support from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) remain undecided
- Since February, Boxer’s support has ranged from 42% to 49%.
- Like other congressional Democrats, she is finding the political environment unusually tough this year.
- Fiorina is backed by 91% of Republicans in California, while Boxer draws support from 86% of Democrats.
Austin, Texas borne Carly Fiorina, 56, ex CEO of Hewlett-Packard and executive at AT&T:
She challenge incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer for her United States Senate seat for Nov. 02, 2010 election. Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
- Carly Fiorina is a daughter of a law school professor, dean, and federal judge.
- Fiorina was #10 on the Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women for 2004
- In 1998, Fortune magazine named her the "most powerful woman in business" in its inaugural listing
- She received a Master of Science in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management under the Sloan Fellows program in 1989
- In 1980, she received MBA in marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park
First Lady Michelle Obama will spend half of her six-day nationwide campaign swing next month in California.
Her trip will include stops in New York, Chicago, Denver, Seattle and Milwaukee.
- On Oct. 25, she is visiting San Francisco to help pump up the coffers of Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
- On Oct. 26, she will be in Los Angeles to appear before the Women's Leadership Forum and the Democratic National Committee.
- On Oct. 27, fundraiser for Boxer, who is in a tight contest with Republican Carly Fiorina·
Boxer's campaign manager, Rose Kapolczynski, said, "We're thrilled that in the closing days of the campaign, the first lady will be coming to California to campaign with us and urge Californians to go to the polls."
If Fiorina can win in California, then Republicans might have 10 seats they need to take the majority and chances to capture control of the Senate
Over 12% unemployment and a $20 billion budget shortfall that’s what Californians are asking, too, creating the toughest reelection fight yet for US Senator Barbara Boxer.