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.


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Slowerfaster

When this was first reported, I sent Senator Boxer a note of thanks for her unflinching service, and gratitude for how she has represented California with integrity and sticking up for workers and the least among us for so long.


BRAVO !


I can only hope that one will emerge that can capably fill her big shoes, and be as much a credit to the ‘Golden State’ as she has !


Jorge Estrada

Nice head of hair. Good by.


tomsquawk

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


However considering the journalist, is this self serving?


SanSimeonSam

Thank god for small favors. But now get ready for the big guy…Gavin Newsome our next Senator. You heard it here first…..him or Vileandgrossi former mayor of LA


Mike

I wonder what kind of lying communist criminal slimeball the democrats will replace her with?


Robert1

Satan, probably busy but I bet the demo’s asked.


Pelican1

Hmmm….I was so sure she’d stick around to see the completion of Moonbeams Mega Bullet Mobile…but then she’d have to serve another 25 years.


2much

YEAH!!!!!!! FINALLY!


whatdouno

WooHoo, looks like a New Year’s celebration in my mind. Now if we could just get rid of Capps.


kayaknut

Finally something from the democratic party that might benefit the taxpaying semi-middle class in California, a change from everything else they do.


achillesheal

I wouldn’t hold my breath. Politicians look out for number 1, and treat the taxpaying semi-middle class like number 2.