- The Washington Times - Monday, October 4, 2010

SENATE

GOP spending big in California race

Republicans are moving up their $2 million television ad buy in California after recent polls showing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer opening up a lead over GOP rival Carly Fiorina.

The investment from the National Republican Senatorial Committee is going to a statewide television ad campaign that tries to link excessive government spending to economic woes in California. The ad also notes Mrs. Boxer’s 28 years in office.

Mrs. Boxer’s rival is former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mrs. Fiorina, who has never held elective office. In the primary, Mrs. Fiorina spent $5.5 million of her money on the race.

Amber Marchand, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the investment reflects GOP hopes for capturing the seat.

CAMPAIGN

O'Donnell: China plotted takeover

Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn’t divulge.

Ms. O'Donnell’s comments came as she and two other Republican candidates debated U.S. policy on China during Delaware’s 2006 Senate primary, which Ms. O'Donnell ultimately lost.

She said China had a “carefully thought-out and strategic plan to take over America” and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.

“That doesn’t work,” she said. “There’s much I want to say. I wish I wasn’t privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to.

“A country that forces women to have abortions and mandates that you can only have one child and will not allow you the freedom to read the Bible, you think they can be our friend?” she asked. “We have to look at our history and realize that if they pretend to be our friend, it’s because they’ve got something up their sleeve.”

FEDERAL RESERVE

Bernanke: Threat of deficits ‘growing’

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