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Congressman Ro Khanna Among Potential Contenders to Fill Senate Seat Being Vacated by Kamala Harris

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna speaks at a local weather rally in Iowa. (Reuters)

Under California regulation, the emptiness can be crammed up by Governor Gavin Newsom for the remaining two-year time period of the Senate seat. State media is reporting varied names, together with that of Khanna, which can be being thought of by Newsom to replenish the emptiness.

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  • Last Updated: November 13, 2020, 8:15 IST
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Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, who was not too long ago elected for a 3rd consecutive time period from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley, is being thought of as a possible contender to fill the US Senate seat from California that can fall vacant in January after Kamala Harris is sworn in because the nation’s vice chairman.

Daughter of an Indian-American mom and African-American father, Harris was elected a US Senator from California in 2016. The seat will grow to be vacant after she is sworn in because the vice chairman in January.

Under California regulation, the emptiness can be crammed up by Governor Gavin Newsom for the remaining two-year time period of the Senate seat. State media is reporting varied names, together with that of Khanna, which can be being thought of by Newsom to replenish the emptiness.

Among the potential contenders are California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, whose election to Senate will make him the primary Latino senator from the State; Congresswoman Karen Bass, who was on vice presidential short-list for President-elect Joe Biden; Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Congressman Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; State Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego; Treasurer Fiona Ma; and State Controller Betty Yee.

“I’m honoured that my title is within the combine. But I additionally characterize a really highly effective constituency….Silicon Valley. So, we’ll see the place issues go. I’m open to no matter alternative…the place I could be best, Khanna instructed.

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