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There are 34 people running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Here are most, in all their glory

There are 34 people running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Here are most, in all their glory

Sen. Barbara Boxer’s decision to retire has given California its first open U.S. Senate seat in more than two decades. Apparently there are a lot of politicians and wannabe-politicians who've been waiting in the wings. Some 34 candidates want to replace her – giving voters the longest list of contenders in a single race since 135 people ran in the special election to recall Gov. Gray Davis.

So who are all these men and women who think they should be one of two people elected to the U.S. Senate representing the most populous, most economically significant and, dare we say, most important state in the nation? And how did they end up on the...

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