Jane Kim enters state Senate race

by Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt

Kim’s challenge to Scott Wiener kicks off a big battle for 2016

OCTOBER 14, 2015 – Sup. Jane Kim will announce today that she’s running for the state Senate seat that will open up next fall when incumbent Mark Leno is termed out.

Kim joins Sup. Scott Wiener, who has been openly running for the seat for months.

Kim’s announcement is also a sign that former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, who was far ahead of Wiener in the polls, won’t enter the race. There’s no way Kim would have run against Ammiano.

In fact, Kim told me that Ammiano, Sups. David Campos and John Avalos and Norman Yee, former Senator Carole Migden, and Assemblymember Phil Ting have already pledged to support her.

Kim confirmed to me that she will be announcing today (Wednesday) with a statement. That’s how Wiener announced; neither one has done a full-on press event with supporters… (more)

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