Fiorina earns Farm Bureau endorsement for U.S. Senate
» April 7, 2010 «
Saying she will bring much-needed business expertise to Washington, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Carly Fiorina for the U.S. Senate. Fiorina seeks the Republican nomination in the June 8 primary to face Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in the general election this fall.
California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger announced the endorsement with Fiorina during a series of news conferences in Central California today.
"Carly Fiorina seems like an obvious choice for us," Wenger said. "As a business leader, she understands how important it is for government to live within its means. She knows how government regulation may start out with good intentions but can end up crushing small businesses under a mountain of paperwork."
Because most family farms and ranches are small businesses, Wenger said, they would benefit from Fiorina's approach to encourage job growth and innovation. A former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., Fiorina says she will emphasize strategies for economic growth that restore California's competitiveness, including cutting taxes and reducing the burden of unnecessary regulation.
"Carly Fiorina also recognizes the need to restore the flow of water to California farms and ranches," Wenger said. "She has pledged to work diligently to bring relief to the thousands of farmers and their employees who face chronic water shortages. We need more action in Washington to create sensible, balanced policies that benefit both our environment and our economy. Carly Fiorina will work for those solutions rather than fall back on the tired rhetoric that has tied Washington in knots."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 81,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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