Shocker: MSM discovers that Senator Barbara Boxer is vulnerable, and can be beaten by any of the Republican candidates.
"... like many incumbents, Boxer is paying a price. The mortgage crisis turned new developments into ghost towns, and the state's unemployment rate hit a modern record in March. The number of residents fleeing the state has outstripped those coming in, and illegal immigration remains an unresolved problem.
There is a budding tea party movement eager to shake up Washington, and voter surveys suggest those voters tilt Republican. An independent Field Poll last month found Boxer running about even with DeVore, Fiorina and Campbell.
More troubling: More than half the state's independents, the swing voters, have an unfavorable opinion of the senator.
Boxer "is part of the political system that wants to grow the government," says John Millrany, 71, a semi-retired public relations executive and political independent who once was a Democratic Party volunteer.
"I think the government is growing too large," he said outside the library. "The entitlements and the taxes are bound to go up."