California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced she’s a candidate for US Senate to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer.
Here’s the copy from an email Harris sent to the Democratic faithful:
I’m excited to share with you that I’m launching my campaign to represent the people of California in the United States Senate. Your support has been crucial to me every step of the way, and I’m asking you to help me build a grassroots campaign that reaches every community of California.
From my first days as a prosecutor in Alameda County, to my work as San Francisco District Attorney to my current service as California Attorney General, I have worked to bring smart, innovative and effective approaches to fighting crime, fighting for consumers and fighting for equal rights for all. I want to be a voice for Californians on these issues and others that impact our state in the U.S. Senate. I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing our country. I will be a fighter for middle class families who are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity. I will be a fighter for our children who deserve a world-class education, and for students burdened by predatory lenders and skyrocketing tuition. And I will fight relentlessly to protect our coast, our immigrant communities and our seniors.
California has been incredibly well served by the transformational leadership of Senator Boxer and the continued service of Senator Feinstein. With your help, I hope to build on their legacies in the U.S. Senate. I’m looking forward to seeing and talking with you in the coming days and months. In the meantime, I hope you will join me on this journey. We will do incredible things together. Thank you,
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome announced he’s not running for the job. OC’s own Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is looking into it but has not announced a decision.