On PolitiCal: Fiorina announces support for rollback of state's global warming law
One of the more memorable exchanges in Wednesday night's debate between Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina was Fiorina's refusal to take a position on Proposition 23, which would suspend California's landmark global warming law until unemployment drops to 5.5% or lower for four consecutive quarters.
But as Fiorina headed out of the country to Israel, her campaign put out a nuanced statement Friday that said she supported Proposition 23.
“Proposition 23 is a band-aid fix and an imperfect solution to addressing our nation’s climate and energy challenges. The real solution to these challenges lies not with a single state taking action on its own, but rather with global action," Fiorina said in her statement. "That’s why we need a comprehensive, national energy solution that funds energy R&D and takes advantage of every source of domestic energy we have -– including nuclear, wind and solar -– in an environmentally responsible way. That said, AB 32 is undoubtedly a job killer, and it should be suspended.”
Read the full story at The Times' PolitiCal blog: Fiorina announces support for Proposition 23 to roll back state's global warming law
Photo: With less than two months before the election, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Republican candidate Carly Fiorina faced off in their first debate. Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/Getty Images