Posted by | February 7, 2011 10:41 | Filed under: Top Stories

Democratic California Congresswoman Jane Harman, whose husband Sidney recently bought Newsweek, will resign from Congress to become director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, as reported by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

Harman, 65 , has held the southern California 36th district since 2000 when she upended then Rep. Steve Kuykendall (R). She also ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1998, losing a primary to then Lt. Gov. Gray Davis. Her husband, Sidney, is the owner of Newsweek magazine.

Harman’s exit was a surprise to many Democrats who reported first hearing off it on the MSNBC airwaves. It will set off a special election in what has grown to be a reliably Democratic seat.

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