California state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R) fired back at his U.S. Senate primary opponent Carly Fiorina (R) on Twitter today after she said she is the better candidate because she is a woman.
The former Hewlett Packard CEO also said she would make a better candidate because she is not a career politician.
Fiorina at Mon. presser: "white guy" DeVore can't beat Boxer. I thought we moved beyond the politics of gender when Obama beat Clinton. #rs
Fiorina called DeVore a "career politician" - I worked in the private sector for 13 years before being elected. Served in uniform. #tcot
DeVore, who represents parts of Orange County in the state assembly, enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1983 and retired in 2007. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as a Pentagon special assistant for foreign affairs in 1986.
He has attracted the support of many tea party activists and other conservative elements within the Republican Party.
Fiorina, who served as a top economic adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), are competing to face Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in 2010.