Calif. state Sen. Yee withdraws from secretary of state race

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Harmeet Dhillon

(03-28) 10:33 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee dropped his candidacy for California secretary of state on Thursday, but made no move to vacate his Senate seat, leaving a tangle of questions about his political future as he faces federal corruption charges.

“This was a very personal decision on the part of the senator,” said Paul DeMeester, Yee’s attorney, at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco. “This is what he wanted to do.”

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