California AG Kamala Harris: ‘I Do Not Wish to Be Considered’ for Supreme Court Seat

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Kamala Harris, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is shown campaigning at the Building Constructions Trades Council in Los Angeles. (Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday doused speculation that she may be on President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, saying during a campaign event at a San Jose union hall that while she is flattered to have her name mentioned, she has no interest.

Harris, 51, said her focus is on her current job and her campaign to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

“I’m not putting my name in for consideration. I do not wish to be considered. I am running for the United States Senate,” Harris emphatically told reporters after the union rally.

Harris didn’t say who she wants the president to nominate, but suggested it should be someone with “practical life experience.”

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