Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will launch reelection campaign Wednesday

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will launch reelection campaign Wednesday
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, shown in June, will announce her reelection plans on Wednesday. (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

SACRAMENTO -- Kamala Harris will formally announce her plans to seek a second term as state attorney general on Wednesday morning in San Francisco.

Her announcement will come at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. at City Hall, where she'll be handling paperwork for her reelection campaign.

Harris, a Democrat, served two terms as San Francisco's district attorney before winning a tight race in 2010 to become California's first female and and first nonwhite attorney general.

She squeezed out a win over Republican Steve Cooley, then the district attorney in Los Angeles.

It's unclear who will challenge Harris in the upcoming election. Joel Fox, a conservative who runs the political website Fox & Hounds, recently bemoaned the lack of Republican opposition.

"One advantage a strong Republican candidate might have in making a run is that Republican donors are looking to support a possible winner in a high-profile office," he wrote on Monday. "But the donors can't give when there is no candidate."

Harris had $3.1 million in the bank for her reelection campaign as of Dec. 31, according to the most recent state report.


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