Fiorina To Announce Senate Bid in OC

Fiorina (right) DeVore (left)

Fiorina (left) DeVore (right)

H/T to Martin Wisckol over at the Register’s Total Buzz Blog, Carly Fiorina is expected to announce her bid for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination to challenge Barbara Boxer in Garden Grove on Wednesday.

Wisckol reports:

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is holding a town-hall forum in Garden Grove tomorrow, and says she’ll make a “major announcement” there – an announcement expected to be her declaration that she’s running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.

Fiorina, long considered a possible candidate, could set the stage for an ideological battle with state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, for the Republican nomination. DeVore is a hero to many conservatives, while Fiorina is expected by some to bring a more moderate approach to her campaign.

A Field Poll last month showed Fiorina and DeVore in a statistical dead heat among Republican voters. But Fiorina’s 21 percent and DeVore’s 20 percent revealed that most GOP voters were undecided. That poll also showed a swing in DeVore’s favor since March, when Fiorina was ahead of him by 12 percentage points.

Fiorina’s Garden Grove event will be held at Earth Friendly Products at 12570 Industry St., but attendance is by invitation only. The event will be Webcast live on Fiorina’s Web site, www.carlyforCA.com.

Well, it could have been worse for our favorite tweeting Senate candidate Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Carley could have chosen to announce in his Assembly District. :)