Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Begins Fundraising for 2010 U.S. Senate Race

Looks like the GOP Senate Caucus (conservatives and moderates alike) will be helping Carly Fiorina raise funds for an upcoming campaign against incumbent Democrat California U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

First, Fiorina will have to get past California Assemblyman Chcuk DeVore who has been moaning lately that the GOP party establishment has been unfairly supporting Fiorina over his cash-starved year long fledgling campaign.

But, with less than $ 60K on hand to spend on a campaign can DeVore even be considered serious or viable?

Here are the details of the fundraiser.

Fiorina will be feted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) — among other GOP senators — along with big-name GOP lobbyists Charlie Black and Fred Malek at the $500/person soiree at Bistro Bis on November 17.

Notably absent from the list of GOP Senate guests on the invitation is Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cornyn has been criticized by conservative activists for supporting Fiorina even as a more-conservative Republican candidate, state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, is running.

Flap has it on good authority that Carly Fiorina will announce her candidacy this week and fundraising will be in full swing by this November 17th event. An online fundraising push will soon follow.

Fiorina will probably need to raise anywhere from $six to ten million to run a credible television media campaign in California.

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