Barbara Boxer won’t run for reelection

January 9, 2015
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Just as the 2014 election season comes to close, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she won’t seek reelection in 2016.

After serving 22 years in the Senate, Boxer announced she would not run for a fifth six-year term. Boxer’s retirement sets the stage for an intriguing political battle as Republicans take control of the Senate.

Potential Republican candidates include former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. For the Democratic Party, likely candidates include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Boxer, 74, said that nether her age nor the constant fighting in the Senate influenced her decision to retire, in an interview with her grandson, Zach Rodham, 19.



  1. Slowerfaster says:

    Atty. General Kamala Harris announced today that she’s running for Boxer’s Senate seat.
    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome is not running for the Senate, but will focus on taking over as Governor once Jerry Brown’s term is up.

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  2. Theo P. Neustic says:

    One glorious point of her legacy is that she pretty much, single handedly, drove the canned tuna industry into foreign countries. One of many economic blows she inflicted on the working people of the state and nation.

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  3. Myself says:

    Have no fear we won’t get anyone worth their salt when this one leaves,either Gavin or Kamille Harris and neither are any good.

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