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A look back at U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s elections

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, and Republican state Treasurer Matt Fong, share a light moment before their debate for the U.S. Senate on Oct. 12, 1998, in San Francisco.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, and Republican state Treasurer Matt Fong, share a light moment before their debate for the U.S. Senate on Oct. 12, 1998, in San Francisco. AP

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced last week that she would retire at the end of her fourth term, 24 years after the California Democrat moved from the House to the Senate.

It wasn’t easy to get there, and Boxer faced some tough campaigns for re-election. Along the way, she defeated three men and one woman, by percentage-point margins ranging from 4.9 (1992) to 20 (2004), while carrying from 19 counties (1992) to 27 (2004).

Click on an election below and hover over a county to get the vote breakdown. Or click here.

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