Other than the presidency, perhaps the most consequential race facing Californians Nov. 8 is the U.S. Senate contest between Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, of Orange. They are seeking to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is retiring. There are no term limits in the U.S. Senate – last time Californians selected a new senator was in 1992.
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Both Harris and Sanchez are Democrats, marking the first time since California adopted the top-two primary system that voters will be asked to select from two members of the same party for a statewide office. That also makes the choice difficult for many voters, particularly Republicans.
Here’s a quick guide to the Senate race, with the candidates’ position on issues and coverage from The Bee.