Fiorina assails Washington, Boxer as out of touch

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina looks on as U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a press conference at San Francisco International Airport February 16, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

SANTA CLARA -- Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is attempting to win over California Republicans by attacking two of their strongest dislikes - incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and a federal government she says is broken.

Fiorina is the former Hewlett-Packard CEO making her first run at public office. She introduced herself to the state's GOP convention Saturday with a movie called Hot Air, which depicts Boxer as enamored with her own image and out of touch with Californians.

She did not mention her two Republican challengers in the state's June primary.

The video below was filmed by KPCC's Julie Small, who is reporting from the Republican convention is Santa Clara, Calif.

Fiorina then assailed a federal government she says is detached and arrogant. She positioned herself as an outsider who knows how to balance budgets and create jobs, citing her rise from receptionist to CEO to show she had succeeded outside of politics.

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