US Rep. Loretta Sanchez considering bid for Senate seat

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim) on Tuesday said she is considering a run for the open seat left by outgoing U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

Sanchez joins a growing list of potential candidates considering a run for Boxer's seat, including former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez and others.

"For the past 18 years, I have focused on putting California’s working families first. From immigration reform to affordable health care to funding quality education, I have advocated for policies that give all families the same access to the American Dream," Sanchez wrote in a statement. "Californians deserve a strong voice in Washington and I have never been afraid to speak up, which is why I am seriously considering running for the United States Senate in 2016."

California Attorney General announced on the same day the she was entering the race.

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