Boxer, Head of Senate Environment Panel, Wins Re-Election
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is projected to keep her Senate seat, besting her Republican opponent Carly Fiorina, the Associated Press reports.
That means that Boxer will stay on as the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Here’s what I had to say about Boxer in my midterm energy/climate preview:
[Boxer] has been a key player in drafting climate change legislation (remember the Kerry-Boxer bill?). But amid accusations that she is too partisan, Boxer played a largely behind-the-scenes role in the most recent Senate run at climate change legislation. Instead, a bipartisan trio of lawmakers — Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and, for a while a least, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — took the lead.