Newsom Says He Will Not Seek Boxer's Senate Seat in California

His decision clears the way for state Attorney General Kamala Harris to seize the Democratic mantle if she chooses to run.

Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, arrives at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom said Monday he will not seek the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer in 2016.

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