LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris will make her run for the U.S. senate official Wednesday when she files her paperwork at the L.A. County Registrar Office in Norwalk.
Since U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced her plans to retire, Harris, 51, has been quietly raising money and collecting endorsements.
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, her name surfaced as a potential nominee, but Harris made it clear she did not want to be considered for that position.
“I’m not putting my name in for consideration. I do not wish to be considered. I am running for the United States Senate,” Harris told reporters at a recent campaign stop.
Harris is viewed as a rising Democratic star. She campaigned for Obama in both his presidential bids, and he returned the favor by holding a fundraiser for Harris during her successful 2010 campaign to become California’s first female and first minority attorney general.
California’s June 7 primary will send the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, to the general election in November.
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