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Sec. of State Bowen enters Harman seat race

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

February 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen is jumping into the race to replace U.S. Representative Jane Harman.

Bowen will be running in a special election against Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn.

Both Democrats have longtime support in the congressional district, which overlaps Bowen's old state senate district and Hahn's San Pedro-centered council district.

Harman announced she's retiring at the end of the month to take the top job at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.