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Big Names Head to Golden State for Party Push
BY Greg Bledsoe

Some of the biggest political names in the nation are in California for one final party push three weeks before the election.

Senator John McCain was in San Diego Saturday, stumping for GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina.


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"My friends, I know what a quality and outstanding individual this is," McCain said. "And this person will never wave the white flag of surrender the way Barbara Boxer has tried to do every single time we have been in a conflict."

Fiorina's opponent, Senator Barbara Boxer, knows the importance of political support. Later this week, President Obama will continue his campaign support tour by backing Boxer during a trip to California.

"Show me who you walk with and I'll tell you who you are," Boxer said earlier this week.

This weekend, former President Bill Clinton is making the rounds with California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.

"He was the first governor in America to have green building standards, green appliance standards," Clinton said Friday in Los Angeles. "He knew it was good economics when most people thought it was a fool's errand."

Clinton told thousands of young people to follow through on their 2008 vote for President Barack Obama by turning up at the polls for Democrats again this year. He said that if young people vote in the same percentage as they did two years ago "all the good guys win."

Meantime, Brown's opponent, Meg Whitman, is relying on Sarah Palin to rally support.

"Your next governor will have to make tough choices about spending and certainly she will be working in a bipartisan manner," said Palin.

Whitman is continuing her culinary tour of California eateries this weekend.

With the debates behind her and the election less than three weeks away, the billionaire former eBay CEO is concentrating on getting out the Republican vote with a bus tour through friendly areas of the state.

She snacked on a beef-dip sandwich in Los Angeles, a chili dog in Bakersfield and a chocolate shake in Sacramento this week before continuing north to Chico and Redding.