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Sanchez to run for Senate

(Congresswoman to announce this week)…Representative Loretta Sanchez wants to run for the Senate.

She has emailed supporters saying she will announce her candidacy Thursday. The announcement will be made in Santa Ana. The Orange County Democrat will be seeking to succeed Senator Barbara Boxer, who has said she will not be seeking another term. So far, the only other announced Democratic candidate for the seat is Attorney General Kamala Harris. Sanchez has been a big supporter of the Imperial County and has visited the border area several times. As a member of the Congressional Committee on Homeland Security, Sanchez has carried the push for funding to construct an expanded Port of Entry in Calexico.