But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
As the Golden State crumbles, its troubles point to those America may confront in a second Obama term.
The oil and gas jobs the Golden State political class shuns pay around $100,000 a year on average.
Other Golden State observers take an even more skeptical view.
Golden State agriculture workers say the union that was supposed to protect them has bullied them into a terrible contract.
The rainy season was drawing to its close, and the Golden State was at its best.
They fear the world will mock them and deride When they are stripped of all their Golden State.
Democracy has never endured so rough a test as that from which it has triumphantly emerged in the Golden State and City.
The Golden State has been sustained in its growth, by myriads of cocktails.
For two years they remained in the Golden State and then returned to Missouri.