Furloughed employees applaud as Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) urge House Republicans to pass a clean continuing resolution at a press conference on Capitol Hill as congress continues to battle over a government shutdown, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada , second left, leaves closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., far right, speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Barbara Boxer leaves Capitol Hill on Thursday after speaking on the Senate floor about former Nevada Sen. John Ensign. Mr. Ensign made false statements to the Federal Election Commission, the panel said.
Jill Biden (left), Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, and first lady Michelle Obama acknowledge supporters during a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "California, my husband can't do it alone," Mrs. Obama said of the midterm elections Tuesday while appearing with Mrs. Boxer. (Associated Press)
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Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman (left), the former chief executive of eBay, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is challenging Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal stalwart reviled by conservatives, are both in dead heats, some polls say.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, discusses the environment and climate change Friday on Capitol Hill during a news conference. Mrs. Boxer is the lead sponsor of a failed bill that addresses global warming.