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Rep. Jane Harman to resign seat

February 7, 2011 |  8:44 am

Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) will resign from Congress to lead a think tank, a source confirmed Monday.

Harman is one of the leading congressional voices on anti-terrorism issues. The move means a special election will have to be set up to fill her vacancy. Her coastal district stretches from Venice to the South Bay.

She is expected to leave her seat soon to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton as head of the Washington-based think tank.

Read more on Harman's resignation from Congress.


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Photo: Jane Harman in October 2010. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times