Boxer Won’t Seek Re-Election, Setting Up Fight for Senate Seat

Senator Barbara Boxer, D-CA, speaks during a press conference calling for the creation of an independent military justice system for deal with sexual harassment and assault in the military, in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 6, 2014.

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Senator Barbara Boxer, a four-term California Democrat, announced today that she won’t seek re-election in 2016, opening up a battle to succeed her in the nation’s most-populous state.

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