Republican Tom Del Beccaro announces U.S. Senate run

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

Tom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Sunday, promising to focus on the state?s uneven economic recovery and punishing drought in his bid to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer.

Del Beccaro, an attorney and published author who will pair his run with an upcoming book tour, said he plans to advocate for a nationwide flat tax. He also will campaign to make California a water-technology leader.

?I support a flat tax nationwide, the repeal of California?s high-speed rail bond and a comprehensive water infrastructure and acquisition program for California,? Del Beccaro said in a statement. ?California, which historically has been a high-tech leader, should be the world leader in water technology to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and we need a new generation of leaders who will champion the policies necessary to foster that.?