Congressman Doug Ose has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer.
An exploratory committee can raise money for polling, travel and telephone calls. Ose is a 47-year-old multimillionaire who made his money as a Sacramento area developer. He is one of several Republican members of the House of Representatives from California who are considering running against Boxer in 2004. Ose´s House district covers Amador, Calaveras and Alpine counties and parts of Solano and Sacramento counties.