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20120416_HA_mortgage0207.JPGCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is engaged to marry a Los Angeles lawyer, her spokesman said Monday.

Harris' fiancé, Douglas Emhoff, is partner in charge of the law firm Venable LLP's Los Angeles office. The two were engaged March 27, said David Beltran, Harris' communications director.

Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney, is a rising star in the Democratic Party and is widely considered a potential future candidate for governor or U.S. Senate. She and Emhoff are both 49.

The engagement was first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle. Harris told the newspaper Sunday that no wedding date has been set but that it will probably be within six months. She said she and Emhoff had been dating for about a year, according to the newspaper.

Harris has never been married. Emhoff is divorced.

PHOTO: Attorney General Kamala Harris prepares to talk before a hearing in Sacramento on April 22, 2012. The Sacramento Bee/Hector Amezcua



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