Boxer targets Fiorina ahead of Palin visit

Sarah Palin will head to California on Friday and Democrats are using the visit to hit Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.

Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) campaign released a Web video Monday linking Fiorina to Palin on issues such as gun ownership rights and offshore oil drilling. "Given Palin's pivotal role in the GOP Senate primary, we thought she might be campaigning for Carly Fiorina on this trip," Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer's campaign manager, said in a statement. 

But it turns out, they're not. Fiorina will be in private meetings that day, according to her campaign.

That doesn't matter, according to Kapolczynski. "They're already together on the issues — and out of step with Californians."

The Fiorina camp said it was "glad" to have Palin's endorsement, which came during the primary campaign.

"While Carly Fiorina is on the campaign trail talking to voters about the issues they care about most — creating jobs and reining in an out-of-control government — Barbara Boxer is trying to shore up a base of voters that should already be supporting her," Amy Thoma, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said in a statement. "That Boxer’s support base is so apathetic simply underscores just how endangered she really is."

Palin is set to speak at a $500-a-plate fundraiser for California State University, Stanislaus, as part of the school's 50th anniversary. The event generated controversy after documents showing the indulgences Palin asked for were discovered by students back in April. 

Palin reportedly demanded, among other things, first-class plane tickets for two from Alaska, a one-bedroom suite plus two rooms in deluxe accommodations, and bottled water with "bendable straws" at the podium.