Los Angeles (CNN) - California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced via social media that she will run to replace outgoing U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman.
Bowen released the following statement today: "Exciting news: I've decided to run for Congress in the 36th District! Thank you so much for your feedback and support over the last few days. But now we face a short-term sprint: While the date of the special election hasn't been set yet, it will be held in the next two to four months, so there isn't any time to waste. Can you make a contribution to help me get my campaign for Congress off to a fast start?"
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will visit Los Angeles next week in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom.
Newsom and Clinton are scheduled to hold an event at L.A. City College on Monday, October 5. Later that day, WJC will attend a fundraiser for Newsom's primary gubernatorial bid.
Newsom aggressively campaigned for now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her unsuccessful campaign to capture the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2008.
Newsom and Clinton plan to tour a new LEED-certified Science and Technology Building at the LACC and speak to faculty and students about green technology jobs and education.