Boxer invites rival to fundraiser

Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Calif. Dem missed votes, sit-in on trip to Spain Hispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 MORE's (D-Calif.) campaign reached out to Republican rival Carly Fiorina for help this week -- but not on purpose.

Boxer's fundraising team sent an invite to Fiorina's personal e-mail asking her to attend the campaign's May 25 event with President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCoal company warns of mass layoffs Veep auditions in overdrive Green mega-donor launches pro-Clinton effort in Pa. MORE in San Francisco.

The invitation states, "With the June Primary upon us, Sen. Boxer needs to be prepared to face the 'fight of her life.' Your support is critical."

It offers prospective donors who raise $20,000 the chance of attending a 'private clutch,' presumably with Boxer and Obama.

Fiorina won't be able to make it, according to campaign spokeswoman Amy Thoma. "Sadly, she'll have to decline as she'll be out giving Boxer the [above] referenced 'fight of her life.'"

The Boxer camp confirmed the e-mail was authentic but noted it went to "thousands" of people.

Fiorina wasn't the only Republican on the list -- her campaign manager, Marty Wilson, got the invite last week.


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