California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched her bid for Senate this morning.
Her announcement comes six days after Senator Barbara Boxer’s announcement that she would be retiring after her fourth term in 2016. In a message on her website, Harris told constituents, “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.”
Harris was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. She is the first woman, African-American, and Asian-American attorney general to serve in California.
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