LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Sen. Ted Lieu is expected today to announce his
candidacy for the 33rd Congressional District seat, one day after former city
Controller Wendy Greuel said she would seek to succeed retiring Rep. Henry
Lieu, D-Torrance, issued a statement Thursday, hours after Waxman
unexpectedly announced his retirement, that he was “seriously looking at
running for the congressional seat” and would “make a formal announcement”
today “regarding my intentions.”
Lieu’s 28th Senate District includes more than 80 percent of the 33rd
Congressional District, which covers Palos Verdes, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica
Lieu was elected in a 2011 special election, succeeding the late Jenny
Oropeza. He served in the Assembly from 2005-2010.
Greuel, who lost to fellow Democrat Eric Garcetti in last year’s mayor’s
race, told ABC7 she was excited and passionate about running, saying she
would “fight for the communities, fight for those dollars that are critically
Self-help author Marianne Williamson announced she would run as an
independent against Waxman earlier.
Waxman, D-Beverly Hills, was elected to the first of his 20 consecutive
terms in 1974.