US Senator Barbara Boxer says she will never really retire, but she won't run for re-election next year after more than three decades in Washington. It's not age or Republican power on Capitol Hill. She says she wants to perform political work back home in California. She insists it's not because of the Republican takeover of the upper house. Are there armies of Democrats and Republicans ready to run?
A Major Shakeup for California Politics
- Carolyn Lochhead - San Francisco Chronicle - @carolynlochhead
- Mark Barabak - columnist for LA Times - @markzbarabak