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Obama Will Campaign for Boxer in LA

President Obama will be coming to Los Angeles on October 22 to campaign for Sen. Barbara Boxer. “It’s terrific that President Obama will be coming to California to campaign with us as we enter the home stretch,” said campaign manager Rose Kapolczynski in a statement.

Obama’s approval ratings aren’t as dismal in California as they are in the rest of the country: currently, 53 percent of Californians approve of him, according to a September Field Poll. But considering how much flack Boxer’s gotten over her inability to reach across the aisle and achieve bipartisan consensus on just about any issue (Sen. John Kerry had to try to get Republican votes for a climate bill, when it became clear that Boxer — who leads the Environment committee — would be unable to get any Republican support), it may not be helpful to campaign with a president who’s demonstrated a similar weakness.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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