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Last month, Orly Taitz was in a federal courtroom in Sacramento as part of her unsuccessful effort to wrest the presidency away from Barack Obama.

In June, the attorney-dentist-real estate agent from Orange County might appear on the statewide ballot in a long-shot bid to oust California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Taitz, who secured 3 percent of the vote in her U.S. Senate run in 2012, has filed paperwork to seek the state's top law enforcement position via an unknown party. Among the pledges listed on her campaign website: Nullification of unconstitutional spying on law-abiding state residents and ending the "unconstitutional discriminatory Obamacare tax levied on some of the citizens of CA and waived for corporations."

She also would "prosecute state officials who ignored all evidence brought by law enforcement and experts showing Obama to possess citizenship of Indonesia, fabricated Selective Service certificate, fabricated birth certificate and a CT Social Security number which failed both E-verify and SSNVS."

Taitz is widely known for trying to document her belief that Obama lied about his birthplace and therefore is ineligible to serve as commander in chief.

Taitz previously ran in the Republican primary for secretary of state in 2010.

Harris, a Democrat with more than $3 million in her reelection war chest, said she isn't taking anything for granted ahead of next month's filing deadline.

"I am superstitious. I really am," she told a meeting of the California Newspaper Publishers Association on Wednesday. "Let's have this conversation after March 7."

PHOTO: Attorney Orly Taitz, who filed suit to stop the counting of electoral votes, is greeted by supporters outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento last month. (Associated Press/Rich Pedroncelli)



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