News that Democratic Rep. Jane Harman will give up her 36th Congressional District seat to become president of a Washington think tank sparked speculation over who will run for the Los Angeles County coastal district she has held for much of the last two decades.
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn didn't waste any time jumping in the race. The San Pedro Democrat announced her bid with an afternoon press release and is up and running with a revamped version of the website from her failed lieutenant governor campaign.
California Democratic Party Chair John Burton added fuel to the Bowen candidacy chatter, calling the elections chief the "only candidate that has officially informed the California Democratic Party that they are running in the 36th congressional district" in an e-mail blast late yesterday.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
After a nasty fight to beat Marcy Winograd, Jane Harman quits congress to get paid to head up a Washington DC Think Tank. Yay! Two front runners emerged the very same day (or the day after, or something) Debra Bowen and Janice Hahn.