Kamala Harris Will Run For Boxer's Senate Seat In 2016
January 12, 2015

Good for her! She's been great here in California and would be a terrific Senator.


California Attorney General Kamala Harris will declare her candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday morning, a senior adviser to the Democrat said.

The announcement will come online, in a message to supporters, just five days after Sen. Barbara Boxer said she would retire at the end of her fourth term in 2016. The race mark the first open Senate election in California since 1992.

Harris’s adviser said she has no press conference planned, just a statement to her constituents. Other possible candidates for Senate, including hedge fund manager Tom Steyer and former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, have only said they are “seriously considering” campaigns for the Boxer seat.

Boxer’s retirement spurred a four-day period of intense deliberation among the state’s top elected officials, who have considered campaigns for both Boxer’s seat and the state’s governor’s race in 2018. It’s also likely that California’s other U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein, who is 81, will retire at the end of her term in four years.

Go ahead, Carly Fiorina. Your move.

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