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RB Fiorina 4.JPGRepublican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is getting a hand from her could-be GOP colleagues in various forms this week.

GOP Sen. John McCain hosted a fundraiser for Fiorina last night, Fiorina spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed today. Saul declined to comment on where the fundraiser was held or how much the Arizona senator raised for Fiorina, who served as an economic adviser during McCain's 2008 presidential bid, and said there are no plans for joint appearances on the campaign trail.

Later this week, Fiorina's bank account is scheduled to get a boost from Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.

Brown, who became a symbol of momentum for Republicans in the wake of his special election victory, is listed as a special guest for a Thursday fundraiser in Newport Beach. Tickets for the evening cocktail reception and dinner range from $250 to $30,400.

While McCain and Brown court contributors, other Republican senators making appearances on the campaign trail. South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss are joining Fiorina for a campaign event in Fresno this morning.

Fiorina critics honed in on the McCain event, pointing out that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO was sidelined as a surrogate on the 2008 presidential campaign trail after her comments about the ticket not being fit to run a company created a stir.

PHOTO CREDIT: Senate candidate Carly Fiorina during a press conference at Rex Moore electrical in Sacramento on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee.


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