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Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark. “She’s going to sit this out,” Clark said in an email. Swearengin, who ran unsuccessfully for state controller in 2014, is viewed by many Republicans as likely to run again for a statewide post. But her decision to skip the race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer is not surprising. Clark had said previously that she was more likely to run for an executive post in 2018. In USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released Friday, Swearengin received the...

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