Barbara Boxer deletes tweet criticizing former Navy fighter pilot running as Republican in California

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Former California Sen. Barbara Boxer deleted a tweet taking a jab at Republican candidate Mike Garcia, who is running for the state’s 25th Congressional District special election.

Boxer, 79, a supporter of Garcia’s opponent, California Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith, took aim Tuesday at Garcia, 46, a former Navy fighter pilot and 10-year Raytheon executive, for his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.