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  Ex-treasurer of U.S. joins GOP race to upset Boxer
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jul 13, 2003 01:07am
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MediaNewspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
News DateSunday, July 13, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin jumped into the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday, saying that "Californians are ready for a change."

Marin, a Los Angeles County Republican who once worked for Gov. Pete Wilson,

left her federal job June 30, but has been looking at challenging Boxer for months.

She enters a field that has been getting smaller rather than larger. While Boxer, one of the Senate's most liberal members, is a regular target for conservatives, Republicans have had trouble attracting a big-name candidate to the race.
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