Obama Drills for Energy Consensus; Campbell Trolls for Votes

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Tom Campbell supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage, but he’s holding a slight lead in the Republican campaign to replace US Senator Barbara Boxer. We ask Campbell how he plans to hold out against multi-millionaire Carly Fiorina and arch-conservative Assemblyman Chuck DeVore. Also, in proposing to open vast swaths of the ocean to exploration for oil and gas, President Obama made a familiar appeal. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, with little time left until the mid-term elections, we hear about the green economy, national security and the goal of "energy independence."

Banner image: Then-Republican gubernatorial nomination hopeful and former congressman Tom Campbell speaks at the Orange County Forum on October 14, 2009 in Irvine, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images