The Campaign Spot

Congress Will Lose One Webb; Could It Gain Another?

In Jane Harman’s district in California, at least one Republican officeholder is throwing his hat in the ring:

Redondo Beach City Attorney Mike Webb officially announced today that he will seek the congressional seat being vacated by long-term incumbent Jane Harman. The 36th Congressional District runs from the Los Angeles harbor through the greater South Bay area and reached up to west Los Angeles. Harman is expected to officially resign next week. Governor Jerry Brown will then call a special election to fill the remainder of Harman’s term.

Democrats who have announced bids for the seat include Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Mervin Evans, and Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn.