Monday, February 7, 2011

BREAKING! CDP Chairman Says Debra Bowen Is The Only Candidate to "Officially Inform" The Party She Is Running For Jane Harman's Seat

Things just got a whole lot more interesting in CD36. This email just came in from John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party.

Earlier today we learned that U.S. Representative Jane Harman (D-Venice) will be resigning from the House of Representatives in order to lead the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

For almost two decades, Representative Harman has served the people of the 36th congressional district where she will be remembered as an advocate for her district and a strong voice in foreign policy. We wish her well in her new endeavor.

As of the sending of this email, the only candidate that has officially informed the California Democratic Party that they are running in the 36th congressional district is Debra Bowen. Bowen has been our Secretary of State since 2007 and she is a former State Senator and State Assemblymember from the area.

The date of the special election has not been set but as we learn more – and as any other candidates inform the Party they intend to run – we will keep you updated.

Peace and friendship,

John Burton,
California Democratic Party

Bowen has made no official announcement yet, but she does have a newly-activated Act Blue page for donations.

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