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August 20, 2014

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Attorney Paul Demeester reads a letter that California state Sen. Leland Yee sent to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Thursday, March 27, 2014 informing her that he was withdrawing his candidacy, during a news conference in San Francisco.  The California state senator accused of accepting bribes and introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker is dropping out of the race for California secretary of state.  State legislators have called on Yee to step down from the state Senate.

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Attorney Paul Demeester reads a letter that California state Sen. Leland Yee sent to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Thursday, March 27, 2014 informing her that he was withdrawing his candidacy, during a news conference in San Francisco. The California state senator accused of accepting bribes and introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker is dropping out of the race for California secretary of state. State legislators have called on Yee to step down from the state Senate.