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Congresswoman steps down

(CNN) - A California congresswoman announced her retirement on Monday.

U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman of California stepped down from her post to lead a Washington think tank.

Once Harman retires, the governor will have 14 days to call a special election to fill her seat.

California's Secretary of State Democrat Debra Bowen recently announced she was joining the race.

Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn, also a Democrat, announced her candidacy as well.

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