Retiring U.S. Rep.
Lieu's campaign issued a news release about the endorsement on Thursday.
"Ted Lieu is my choice to represent us in
On Wednesday, just hours after Lieu had placed second in Tuesday's "top two" primary to secure a place on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, Waxman did an interview with The Times' Richard Simon in Washington and told him of the pending endorsement.
"I'll be proud to have him take my place," Waxman said of Lieu.
Lieu's general election opponent for the fall election is gang prosecutor
Waxman's district, the 33rd, is strongly Democratic and his announcement that he was retiring after 40 years in Congress drew the largest field of any race in California on Tuesday.
Eighteen candidates were on the ballot, including 10