Date: Aug 05, 2010

IRVINE (August 5, 2010) - Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif:

“Carly Fiorina is our choice for the U.S. Senate because she understands what it takes to run a business in this state. She will work and listen to her constituents, including farmers. She has met with us, heard about our circumstances and asked for our endorsement. She supports California agriculture and understands how issues like new health care reform regulations, changes in taxation, union-supported ‘card check’ legislation and many other laws and regulations will harm the ability of California farmers to produce a safe, reliable and affordable supply of the food people eat. Carly Fiorina is the best California candidate for U.S. Senate, and we look forward to working with Senator Fiorina in the years to come.”

Western Growers is an agricultural trade association whose members grow, pack and ship 90 percent of the fresh vegetables and about 75percent of the fresh fruits and nuts in Arizona and California or more than one-half of the nation’s fresh produce.

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