I will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
I have all the respect in the world for the federal government, and its wars, its failure to pass rational immigration policy, and its gross violations of my privacy. But my life and work are in California, not Washington (though I do have a rental and enjoy attending conferences there).
I am more interested in serving the state government than being in the Senate. I think it would be more fun to be frustrated as a governor than it would be to be frustrated as one of 100 U.S. Senators.