California Attorney General Kamala Harris Files for Re-Election

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    NBC Bay Area
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed for re-election.

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris took out papers to run for re-election this morning at San Francisco City Hall.

    Harris, who is the first woman to hold the post of attorney general in California as well as the first African American and South Asian is so far running unopposed.

    "So far, so good," she said outside San Francisco's Department of Elections today. "The deadline is March 7, so we'll see."

    As of Jan. 31, Harris had reported more than $3.1 million in campaign funds -- $2.5 million of which was raised in 2013, according to the California Secretary of State's office.

    Harris said her strong fundraising totals reflect that people support the work she has done over the past four years.

    She said she hopes to continue work in areas including human trafficking, privacy rights, homeowner foreclosure relief and criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism among criminal offenders.

    "I love this job," she added.

    She said she could not comment on measures that could appear on the ballot this year that would decriminalize recreational marijuana use because her office is required to write summaries for the ballot initiatives.

    Harris previously served two terms as San Francisco's district attorney before winning her current seat.

    She tweeted a picture of herself with her sister Maya Harris at 11:21 a.m., saying she was "very excited to be with my sister @mayaharris_ to officially file my papers for re-election."