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How a spate of Congressional retirements could impact California and national politics




Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (C), a Democrat from California, speaks to reporters about the committee's report on CIA interrogations at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014.
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (C), a Democrat from California, speaks to reporters about the committee's report on CIA interrogations at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014.
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California Senator Barbara Boxer announced her retirement in 2015 and set off a series of political jockeying to fill her spot.

The LA Times has identified a number of CA  legislators that could bow out of Congress in the next couple of years. Patt Morrison speaks with UC Irvine political scientist Matthew Beckman about the implications and what these potential retirements could mean for CA and national politics.

Guest:

Matthew Beckmann, an associate professor of Political Science at UC Irvine