Kamala Harris announces run for U.S. Senate

California's Attorney General makes a bid for Barbara Boxer's old seat.

Looks like this race is on. On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris officially announced that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat that is opening up with Sen. Barbara Boxer's retirement.

Kamala Harris launches U.S. Senate bid, begins raising money

Harris, who was re-elected to a second term as attorney general last year, made the announcement to supporters on a new campaign website, and immediately started fundraising for her 2016 bid.

"I'm excited to share with you that I'm launching my campaign to represent the People of California in the United States Senate. Your support has been crucial to me every step of the way, and I'm asking you to help me build a grassroots campaign that reaches every community of California."

She also, of course, shared the news on Twitter:

More here: One Democrat Announces While Others Ponder a Race for the Senate in California.

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