|Typical California GOP Candidate|
(AP File Photo)
- Kamala Harris declares for U,S, Senate. Expect a GOP defeat. Every election cycle the California GOP spirals lower and lower. The party is nearly irrelevant in the state and well on its way to extinction.
- The GOP Should Dissolve Itself - Non-Democrat voters deserve a real opposition party in the state that is independent of the GOP baggage. The GOP should not run candidates for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and for most State Assembly and State Senate districts. The party has had its chance.
- Non-Democrat voters should form a new "California First Party" that represents the interest of our state and that is truly independent of the corrupt GOP Washington D.C. money machine.
(ABC News) - People's Republic of California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she is entering what is expected to be a crowded field in the 2016 race to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.
In her announcement, Harris, the first woman and the first minority to serve as California's top prosecutor, borrowed from the mantra Boxer often used during her campaigns in describing herself as a fighter.
"I will be a fighter for middle class families who are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity," Harris said on a campaign website. "I will be a fighter for our children who deserve a world-class education, and for students burdened by predatory lenders and skyrocketing tuition. And I will fight relentlessly to protect our coast, our immigrant communities and our seniors."
|Attorney General Kamala Harris|
Declares for U.S. Senate
Harris, 50, a Democrat and former two-term San Francisco district attorney, is a friend of President Barack Obama's and attracted national attention when she helped negotiate a settlement with major mortgage lenders and secured extra funding for California. She has been widely viewed as an eventual candidate for governor or U.S. senator.
Harris' announcement came a day after a potential rival, California Lt. Gov. and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, said he would not run for the open seat created by Boxer's retirement next year.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Tom Steyer, a retired San Francisco hedge fund billionaire who sought to make climate change an issue in the midterm elections, are also considering bids for the seat that Boxer has held for over two decades. Democrats are well-positioned to retain the seat in a state where the party controls every statewide office and both chambers in the Legislature.
As the state's chief law enforcement officer, Harris has focused her crime-fighting efforts on cross-border gangs that she says are increasingly engaged in high-tech crimes such as digital piracy and computer hacking to target businesses and financial institutions.
Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and black father, was elected California attorney general in 2010.Read More . . . .
The GOP Should Abolish Itself
In the biggest GOP landslide in decades the California Republican Party lost one Congressional seat. It now has only 14 Congressional seats out of 53. The race for Governor and other statewide races were a joke. Voters have stated they have no interest the Republicans. It is time for the party to stand aside and not run candidates for most offices and allow a new and independent California First type party to form without the GOP baggage.
|California gubernatorial general election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jerry Brown (Incumbent)||4,388,368||59.97%|