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Rep. Janice Hahn's Departure Will Leave Open U.S. House Seat In California

02/18/2015 10:42 am ET | Updated Feb 18, 2015
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Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) will leave Congress after this term, opening up a Los Angeles-area House seat for 2016, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Hahn's 44th District, which CQ Roll Call calls "one of the most heavily Democratic districts in the country," voted 84.7 percent for Barack Obama in 2012. Hahn was elected to Congress in 2011 after Democratic Rep. Jane Harman resigned.

California state Sen. Isadore Hall III (D) announced Wednesday that he will run for the seat, according to CQ Roll Call, and Hahn told the publication Hall has her "enthusiastic support."

Hahn, 62, plans to run for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Her father served on the board for four decades.

This post has been updated to note Hall's bid for the seat and Hahn's endorsement of him.

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