US Senate candidate Fiorina claims only she can beat Boxer

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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.

Republican candidate for US Senate Carly Fiorina addressed California’s Republican Party Convention in Santa Clara yesterday. The former CEO of Hewlett Packard portrayed herself as the only Republican candidate capable of beating Boxer.

Carly Fiorina accused Senator Boxer of cow-towing to the demands of “extreme environmentalists,” unions and big business. She called Boxer “mean-spirited” and unpopular and said the incumbent cares more about her own welfare than California’s.

The slew of Boxer jabs led nicely to Fiorina’s main point — that she is the only Republican who can unseat Boxer in a state dominated by Democratic voters.

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

"Now ladies and gentleman," Fiorina cautioned, "you know and I know this will be a tough race."

Fiorina predicted that the “national left-wing brigades” would descend on California to protect Boxer’s seat. She said she’s ready for them.

"Move-on dot org, code pink--- they’ll all be here." Fiornia said. " The Unions-- knowing that I am the only candidate who can truly beat Boxer already have an attack site against me. The Democratic Party already has an attack site up on me. Boxer pays two staffers to follow me to all public events. They are here today, rest assured. You know what I say? Bring em on! "

The U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiornia never mentioned her two Republican’s competitors by name — former Congressman Tom Campbell and California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine.

Follow the California GOP convention discussion on Twitter today #cagop.

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