"Technically I've only taken out the nomination papers, to gather the necessary signatures. I haven't returned them yet."
All right then. Good luck!
"The Democrat has been centrist and even conservative on some of the issues on which Boxer has taken a more left-leaning stand, including immigration: He does not favor amnesty and favors a more restrictive national policy."
Well, it's a good time to shake things up. These are unsettled times, and the Democrats could use a good dose of conservatism.