California - U.S. Senate

as of October 29

The Candidates

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Barbara Boxer

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: November 11, 1940
  • Residence: Oakland and Rancho Mirage, CA

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Carly Fiorina

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: September 6, 1954
  • Residence: Los Altos Hills, CA

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Previous Results

    California U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barbara Boxer DEM 6,955,728 57.7%
    Bill Jones REP 4,555,922 37.8%
    Marsha Feinland PEA 243,846 2%
    Jim Gray LIB 216,522 1.8%
    Don Grundmann AME 81,224 0.7%

    U.S. President: California (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 8,274,473 61.1%
    John McCain REP 5,011,781 37%
    Ralph Nader PEA 108,381 0.8%
    Bob Barr LIB 67,582 0.5%
    Alan Keyes AME 40,673 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 38,774 0.3%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 29, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 19, 2010

    New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Oct 5, 2010

      New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

      Lean-D (was Toss-up)

        New CQ - Roll Call Rating

        Lean-D (was Toss-up)

          Sep 9, 2010

          Boxer Fights To Keep Seat

          Barbara Boxer (D), first elected in 1992, is seeking a fourth term. Boxer is one of the Democrats Republicans love to hate, and that has been true of her for much of her three terms. But she was never thought to be in any trouble going into this cycle until recently, when polls showed her running even-steven with Carly Fiorina, the former head of Hewlett-Packard. Neither Boxer, who is a prolific fundraiser, nor Fiorina, who is personally wealthy, will suffer for a lack of funds.
          -Ken Rudin

          New NPR Rating



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