Just one day after Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) announced he would not seek reelection in 1992, Rep. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from Greenbrae in Marin County, declared her candidacy for the seat.
In a telephone interview from San Francisco, Boxer told The Times: "I will be running based on issues of the environment, a world of peace, economic prosperity, individual freedom of choice (for abortion) and freedom of the arts. . . . I want to get to the Senate and be a fighter for the people."