Ina JaffeIna Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Culver City, Calif.
Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown (R) speaks as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (2nd-L) look on during a discussion moderated by NBC's Matt Lauer (L) during the Women's Conference 2010 in Long Beach.
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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (right) talks to his opponent, Republican Sharron Angle, as moderator Mitch Fox from PBS looks on after their political debate Thursday at the Vegas PBS studios.
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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina celebrates her Republican primary win on June 8. Now she's campaigning against incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Fiorina argues that Boxer has failed as a leader — but critics point out it was Fiorina who was fired from Hewlett-Packard.