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Jarmes R. Clapper
Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem
Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem

Many Californians, and not just Republicans, would like to see fresh faces representing the state in the U.S. Senate. At ages 81 and 73, respectively, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are not only some of the most senior among the senior citizens holding representative office in Washington, they also appear somewhat incongruous given California's culture of youth worship. Boxer's term expires in 2016 and Feinstein’s in 2018. Polls that show Californians interested in replacing them with someone else may not mean much -- after all, in many cases that would mean persuading lifelong Democrats to vote Republican. But the possibility that one or both groundbreaking female...

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