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Brown Says Harman's Out Feb. 28, May Bundle Election in June

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Rep. Jane Harman (D-36th District) will likely serve her last day on the job on the last day of this month. From a release issued by the office of Jerry Brown:

"At Governor Brown’s request, Congresswoman Harman has agreed to resign from Congress on February 28th. By resigning at the end of the month, the Congresswoman is increasing the possibility that the primary election to fill her seat can be consolidated into the statewide election that Governor Brown has requested for June. This consolidation will be possible if the Legislature approves Governor Brown’s call for a statewide election by early March."

Among those interested in filling Harman's seat are two prominent female politicians with local ties; City Councilmember Janice Hahn announced her intent to run right on the heels of news of Harman's exit, while California Secretary of State Debra Bowen made her bid known today.