Another chance for Mattie Fein? Jane Harmon to resign

Posted: February 7, 2011 in congress
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I guess the minority is not as attractive as a majority:

California Rep. Jane Harman (D) will resign from Congress, a surprise announcement that will set off a special election in her 36th district.

“This is an excruciating decision because the distinction of representing the smartest constituents on earth will never be surpassed — nor will my relationships with my exceptional staff and colleagues in Congress,” said Harman in an email sent to supporters today.

Harman added that she had filed paperwork with the House to let them know she was “in discussions to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton as President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.”

The Center is expected to make a decision tomorrow.

It is fitting that the last act of yet another congressional liberal is to cause the expense of a special election for California a state already broke.

I’m sure all those who voted for her are thrilled that they managed to get almost two months of service for their votes. The question before the district is if they want a representative in the majority or in the minority and what would be better for the state?

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