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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:28 pm

CBS News California Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire in 2016 Longtime Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced Thursday that she will not seek a fifth term in office. "I will never retire from fighting for the issues that matter, but I will not be running for the Senate in 2016," the 74-year-old liberal lawmaker wrote on Twitter. Boxer was elected the House of Representatives in 1982 and was elected to the Senate in 1992. She joined the Senate just months after California's senior senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein. .. . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, another California Democrat, learned about Boxer's decision from reporters Thursday morning and was clearly surprised and saddened by the news.
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Post by TexasFilly » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:29 pm

Another campaign for T88!!!!!
I love the poorly educated!!!

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Post by esseff44 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:37 pm





Her decision is expected to open a free-for-all for her seat among ambitious younger Democrats such as former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Kamala Harris. It’s a rare shot at higher office in a state whose biggest jobs have been locked up for decades by senior Democrats such as Boxer and her Senate Democratic colleague Dianne Feinstein, 81, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, 74, and Gov. Jerry Brown, 76.





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Those were the first two names that I thought of when I saw the announcement. would probably have the best shot at coming out on top. The opening will attract a large field of nutters such as O'rly. Perhaps Meg Whitman or another GOP billionaire or two will try again.



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Post by SPen » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:23 am

Harris would be a particularly good choice for us because not only is she a star, she would deter a lot of other somewhat-marginal Democrats from getting into the race that could screw up our chances to get at least 1 Democrat to advance to November. There are a lot of other strong Democrats who will be looking at this race like Raul Ruiz and Xavier Becerra and we just need one top-tier pick to get into the race and for the party to coalesce behind him or her.

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Post by bob » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:13 am

Barring a politicial meltdown, I think both Harris and Newsom (and 37 others) are going to take a shot at this. With the implicit understanding that the loser will then run for governor in 2018.
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Post by esseff44 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:23 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/ ... 006731.php



I agree that Harris and Newsom will get together and try to decide who should run for what so that they both come out on top. If they compete, it might hurt their chances. They are products of the same machine politics and pretty much the same backers. There's not a lot of difference in their positions.



Their backers may have a lot to say about who runs for which position. Harris might get more support for the Senate seat and Newsom for the Governor's position.

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Post by kate520 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:53 pm

While I know everyone thinks he's a terrible campaigner (I do, too), I'd still like to see Phil Angelides throw is hat in the air and see if it lands near the ring. He would be a good legislator, good for California.
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Post by bob » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:10 pm

I think the smarter route for Angelides would be to back Newsom, and then get appointed to his old job.
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Post by esseff44 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:52 pm

Gavin says he will not run for Boxer's seat. He wants to stay in California.



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Post by Estiveo » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:54 pm





Gavin says he will not run for Boxer's seat. He wants to stay in California.





The hair gel lobby will never let him leave the state.
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Post by Foggy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:13 am

Here the hair gel lobby was eaten by the white socks with black shoes lobby. :P
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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:41 pm

Looks like California's Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced her intention to run. http://www.latimes.com/local/political/ ... y.htmlDoes this now mean Orly will throw her hat in the ring?

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Post by bob » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:02 pm

Does this now mean Orly will throw her hat in the ring?The last time Taitz ran against Harris, Harris pulled in sixteen times the number of votes Taitz received.So: yes, of course.
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Post by SueDB » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:29 pm

When is the Taitz going to come down with Primary Fever??? Will it be after she gets rid of that fake cough?
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Post by Dolly » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:42 pm

It appears that Orly is NOT planning to run for the seat.

:evil: http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/kamala-harr ... /#comments :evil:



Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, former LA mayor Villaraigoza are considering running for senate

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January 13th, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

Oh my God!

Another demoncrat trush!

Orly, may be you can run??!!

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January 13th, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

realistically one needs about $100 mill for a senate seat campaign in CA. I do not have the money



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Post by bob » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:54 pm

realistically one needs about $100 mill for a senate seat campaign in CA. I do not have the money1. Didn't stop Taitz in 2012!2. First rule of politics: OPM. (But Taitz knows this; just ask the retirees who funded her previous vanity campaigns.)
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Post by realist » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:56 am





dr_taitz@yahoo.com

January 13th, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

realistically one needs about $100 mill for a senate seat campaign in CA. I do not have the money





But.. but... but she's so popular with the meeelyons of people who visit her site and she's such a champion for truth, justice and the American way, raising $100 million or so should be no problem at all.
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Post by realist » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:10 pm





John Nichols ‏@NicholsUprising 2m2 minutes ago

Right move: @SenWarren jumps into 2016 Senate fight with endorsement of @KamalaHarris for Boxer's CA seat.



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Post by wavey davey » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:55 pm

Doesn't he mean Harris jumps into the race for Boxer's seat with Warren's endorsement? :dazed:

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Post by esseff44 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:33 pm

It looks as if Kamala Harris will be the newest Senator from California unless there is some unexpected foul-up.



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Post by Dolly » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:23 pm

LA Daily News 04/26/15,

Former Republican chairman enters US Senate race in California

Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced Sunday that he’s undertaking a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California’s next U.S. senator.

The 53-year-old lawyer is the second Republican to enter the 2016 race, joining two-term state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez. Democrat Kamala Harris has established herself as the early front-runner for the seat in a state where Democrats control every statewide office and both chambers of the Legislature.

Del Beccaro, a Walnut Creek resident, has never run for statewide office and is virtually unknown to the California electorate. He faces the daunting task of raising millions of dollars to introduce himself to voters in the state of 39 million people.

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His campaign will start with about $23,000 in the bank, according to Federal Election Commission records. That compares favorably to the $5,000 that fellow Republican Chavez had at the end of March. But it’s eclipsed by the $2.2 million that Harris’ campaign had on hand and demonstrates just one of the hurdles that GOP candidates will have to overcome to make the race competitive. <SNIP>



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Post by esseff44 » Thu May 14, 2015 8:40 pm

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/ ... 264365.php



Loretta Sanchez (who?) has decided to compete with Kamala Harris for Dem and Latino votes. Her main qualification seems to be that she speaks Spansih and won a seat in Congress where she has not (AFAIK) distinguished herself. Her backers seem to think the race is all about race and ethnic background. Maybe it will bring out more Latinos to vote in the primary but will they stay around for the general. Open primaries make my head hurt.

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu May 14, 2015 8:52 pm

Loretta Sanchez and her sister (also a member of Congress) are about as smart as Louie Gohmert.



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Post by Foggy » Fri May 15, 2015 5:49 am

Loretta did a valuable deed for all mankind when she defeated B-1 Bob Dornan.
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Fri May 15, 2015 6:44 am

And don't I remember he threw a right tantrum when he lost?
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