Former top Clinton aide files to run for California governor

Former top Clinton aide files to run for California governor
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A former top aide to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio Trump, Biden court Black business owners in final election sprint The power of incumbency: How Trump is using the Oval Office to win reelection MORE's 2016 presidential campaign has filed to run for governor of California.

The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday that Amanda Renteria, the former national political director for the Clinton campaign, filed a statement of intention to run for governor with the California Secretary of State's office.

Renteria currently serves as the chief operations officer for the California Department of Justice. She said in a tweet on Wednesday that she remains in that position. 

"For questions coming in right now: I am still serving as the Chief of Operations at the California Department of Justice," she tweeted.

In mounting a gubernatorial bid, Renteria would join a field of Democratic candidates, including California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. 


Current California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is serving out his final term in office. According to the Sacramento Bee, Renteria has been telling Democratic strategists that she is weighing a "disruptive" bid for the governor's mansion.

Renteria made a run for the U.S. House in 2014 but ultimately lost to incumbent Rep. David ValadaoDavid Goncalves ValadaoEx-GOP Rep. David Valadao up 11 points over Democrat TJ Cox in California House race: poll Republicans uncomfortably playing defense House Democrats target Midwestern GOP seats MORE (R-Calif.).