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Hahn to Vie for Harman's Just-Vacated Congress Seat

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Congresswoman Jane Harman has just announced she will resign her seat in California's 36th District, and now Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn is poised to announce her intent to run to replace her, says the City Maven. Hahn, who reps the City's 15th District, lost a bid last year for lieutenant governor; she was handily defeated by Gavin Newsom in the primary.

Harman has yet to give a date for her resignation; Gov. Jerry Brown will call a special election, and it will likely be the first "jungle primary," in which all candidates appear on one ballot.

Last November, Hanh said she was not interested in running for the late state Senator Jenny Oropeza's seat, saying: "Right now, I want to focus on my current job as city councilmember. I love my job and think at this point, Los Angeles is where I can be most effective."