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Carly Fiorina brings campaign to San Diego

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina will begin what her campaign is dubbing as her statewide jobs tour today in San Diego.

Fiorina, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., will hold a news conference at J&W Lumber to present her ideas for supporting job creation through tax cuts, reduced regulation and policies supporting small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs, her press secretary Amy Thoma said.

Fiorina’s Democratic opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer, has introduced a bill intended to create thousands of clean energy jobs, and supports ending tax breaks for companies that shift production overseas, providing incentives to businesses hiring local workers, and increasing loans to small businesses.

Fiorina’s San Diego appearance comes a day after she and Boxer sparred over a resolution that would have stopped the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

“Barbara Boxer’s opposition to this measure underscores just how out of touch she is with the reality millions of unemployed Californians face every day,” Fiorina said. “Boxer’s priorities do not reflect the priorities of the people she was elected to represent, who are calling for a laser focus on job creation and economic growth.”

Boxer, who joined 50 fellow Democrats and two independents in the 53-47 vote against the resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was “proud that the Senate took a stand on the side of America’s families, clean energy jobs and national security.

“Senators held firm against big oil and refused to overturn the scientific and health finding that is the foundation of a brighter future for America,’' Boxer said.