Biden plans a California trip to help Boxer raise cash
The Boxer campaign said Wednesday that Biden will raise money for the Democrat in Silicon Valley on July 8 and in Los Angeles on July 9. President Obama raised nearly $3.5 million for Boxer and the Democratic National Committee during a trip to Los Angeles in April. He made a second visit for Boxer in late May—raising $600,000 for Boxer and $1.1 million for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at two events in San Francisco.
When candidates submitted their latest financial filings in May, Boxer reported $9.6 million on hand. But the campaign has been playing up Fiorina’s wealth in their solicitations. During the primary, Fiorina lent $5.5 million her campaign.
In a blog post this week, Boxer’s campaign manager, Rose Kapolczynski, asked supporters to join the “Be a Boxer” campaign team by contributing $15 dollars a month to “give us a budget we can count on” in a contest against a multi-millionaire. Membership at that level—“middleweight”—gets supporters a chance to listen to the senator talk strategy on a conference call this Saturday or a choice of a tote bag or pair of boxer shorts.
-- Maeve Reston in Los Angeles