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California State Sen. Barbara Boxer Will Not Run For Re-Election In 2016

Shilpa Nagesh |
January 8, 2015 | 9:44 a.m. PST

Supervising Executive Producer

On Thursday morning, Calif. Senator Barbara Boxer announced that she will not run for re-election in 2016.

"So although I won't be working in my Senate space and I won't be running in that next tough race, as long as there are issues and challenges in strife I will never retire because that's the meaning of my life," she said.

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Boxer has held a position in Congress since 1982 and was a senator for the past two decades. She has signed laws that granted over one million acres of land in California.

Read more about Boxer's retirement announcement in ABC News.

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