Garamendi Quits California Governor’s Race to Go After House Seat

Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:37pm
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John Garamendi (Getty)

Democrat John Garamendi , California’s lieutenant governor, will announce today that he’s giving up on running for governor and instead running for Congress.

Garamendi had publicly stated he was considering a House campaign for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher , who was tapped to serve as Undersecretary of State for arms control and international security.  

In a press advisory, Garamendi said he expects to run for the seat should a vacancy occur.