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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Amber Marchand
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.
Less than a year ago, top party officials boasted of experienced candidates poised to breeze through their Senate primary elections and put the hurt on vulnerable Dems. After Tuesday's primary votes, not one member of the dream team will be the Republican nominee in November.
Republicans have reserved $1.75 million for television ads to help Carly Fiorina in the final week of the California Senate race.
Amber Marchand, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the investment reflects GOP hopes for capturing the seat.
"Contrary to President Obama's tone-deaf claims that we are 'moving in the right direction,' Ohio has lost 400,000 jobs under failed jobs czar Lee Fisher's watch, and voters strongly oppose the health care bill that Fisher endorsed, which cuts seniors' Medicare by $500 billion, endangers jobs, will reduce benefits and raise costs for Ohio seniors, and could strip more than 1 million Americans of their health coverage," said Amber Marchand, spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.