Barbara Boxer

Thursday, January 8, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) has announced she will retire at the end of her current term, which ends in December 2016.

The announcement will drive the political rumor mill on just who will move to fill the vacancy by the Junior Senator, who assumed office January 3, 1993.

Democrats competing for the seat will likely generate a crowded field in the June 2016 Presidential Primary Election.