The Washington Times - April 18, 2010, 10:47PM

***Updated - 12:25 AM 4/19/10

Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, told supporters this weekend to get as excited as the “tea party people are.”

In August, Mrs. Boxer criticized those protesting health care reform legislation at town-hall meetings and described them as “well-dressed.”



Mrs. Boxer, who is facing a tough re-election bid, is only a few points ahead of three possible GOP challengers.