A recent poll shows Condelezza Rice leading a crowded field of 18 prospective candidates including popular Democrat Kamala Harris ( Harris leads among democratic candidates) for the seat that Sen. Barbara Boxer will be vacating next year. At this time though, Rice has released a statement stating that she is not running.
“Dr. Rice plans to stay at Stanford and continue life as a professor, and as such she has no plans to run for office in 2016,” Georgia Godfrey, her chief of staff, said Tuesday. And the poll shows no other potential Republican candidate coming close.