Fiorina Changes Stance on Unemployment Benefits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has shifted her position on extending unemployment benefits.

Fiorina on Tuesday said she would probably break from her party and support extending jobless benefits.

That’s different from earlier this month when the former Hewlett Packard chief executive said she opposed the extension because it would worsen the national deficit.

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer had been using Fiorina’s position to attack her as out of touch with average workers.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday broke through a GOP filibuster in Washington, D.C., in an effort to extend jobless benefits to 2.5 million Americans.

Fiorina spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said Fiorina still worries about the rising deficit but refuses to let Californians suffer.

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