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Marshall Tuck announced Monday that he will launch another bid for state superintendent of public instruction.

The position has little direct authority over California's schools, but Tuck said he would use it to set a direction for the governor, State Board of Education and Legislature.

In 2014, Tuck ran for the position against Tom Torlakson, and lost. That year, it was the most expensive election on the state ballot. Tuck was funded by backers of education reform and charter schools, while Torlakson had the support of teachers unions.