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On PolitiCal: Fiorina announces support for rollback of state's global warming law

September 3, 2010 |  4:00 pm

With less than two months before the election, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and, republican candidate Carly Fiorina faced off in their first debate. Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/Getty Images
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

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