Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement could set up a nightmare election scenario for Democrats.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Or the way Republicans could find themselves shut out of the general election altogether.
By Scott Bland
January 13, 2015
Democrats are far-and-away favored to keep Sen. Barbara Boxer’s California Senate seat when she retires in 2016. They may even be able to shut Republicans out of the general election altogether. But, with both parties still feeling their way through recent and radical changes to the state’s rules for primary races, Democratic insiders see a nightmare scenario in which they fumble away the seat before the general election even begins.