Kamala Harris Declares Her Bid for California Senate, We Cheer


On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Barbara Boxer after 2016. And the lady train on the West Coast keeps on rollin’—hopefully.

Last week, Senator Boxer declared that she wouldn’t be running in 2016 via her grandson’s hairy kneecaps and a dog whistle for Hillary Clinton supporters.

On Monday, according to the LA Times, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that he would not run for Senate, leaving the path clear for Harris. This was good because had Newsom made a different decision, he and Harris would’ve had to fight an epic House of Cards battle for the vacant seat and, if Kevin Spacey’s depiction is correct, someone got to die. Instead, they might’ve made a devil’s pact where Harris will support his run for California Governor if he supports her Senatorial bid, according to the Huffington Post.

Previously the District Attorney for San Francisco for two terms, Harris, President Obama’s favorite AG (Sorry, Eric Holder), is the first candidate to announce her intentions officially. But we can’t count out other democrats with penises like Los Angeles’s former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer who are mulling over senatorial bids. Assemblyman Rocky Chavez and a few other GOP bros are also considering running, but they’d have their work cut out for them in Boxer’s long shadow, in the bluest of blue states.

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