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California Democrats have wrapped up their state party convention in San Francisco, where they heard from 14 of the 23 declared presidential candidates. But as Captial Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, some delegates seemed disappointed with their home state candidate.


California Senator Kamala Harris recently claimed the Trump administration is “raiding money" from military pensions to pay for the border wall.

Cap Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement by the Democratic presidential candidate.

Harris has gone after Trump on immigration and the wall.

Here she is at an Iowa town hall in January making a pointed comment about how his White House treats the so-called Dreamers.


California Senator Kamala Harris recently claimed that student loan debt has spiked one hundred seventy percent in America since 2006. And she said it’s surpassed the nation’s credit card debt.  Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Harris’ statement.

The Democratic presidential candidate has called out the growing student debt crisis on the campaign trail.

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Early in her run for president, California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris has presented herself as a 'progressive prosecutor'... someone who pushed for criminal reforms from inside the system.  Capital Public Radio PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined Harris' career... and whether the image she's crafted matches with reality.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., kicked off her campaign for president with a speech that, in part, pushed back against critics who believe she failed to challenge shortcomings of the criminal justice system during her career as an elected prosecutor.

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California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris announced yesterday that she's running for president in 2020.  But some news anchors and pundits still can't pronounce the Democrat's first name.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out all of the wrong ways... and the correct one. 

The Trump Administration attacked Senator Kamala Harris this week - claiming on the official White House Twitter account that the California Democrat is 'supporting' the brutal MS-13 gang. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the statement.


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From Morning Edition this morning, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how social media companies have responded to questions about Russian propaganda on their platforms.


A new statewide poll from UC Berkeley has some mixed news for California U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris.  KQED's Scott Shafer filed this story for The California Report.

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California Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris came to the Inland Empire yesterday (Thursday) to visit a modern job training center in Fontana that could serve as a model for other such training centers.  KVCR's Ben Purper was there, and has this report.


In her first official speech on the U.S. Senate floor, Senator Kamala Harris blasted President Trump's recent immigration actions.  The California Democrat said the orders instill fear in Latinos who she claimed are already 40 percent less likely to call 911 when they've been the victim of a crime.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out the Senator's statistic.


Now that Kamala Harris has become California's new U.S. Senator, the process has begun to fill the vacancy she left as state Attorney General with Governor Brown's nomination of Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


With his announcement yesterday (Thursday) that he will nominate Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace U.S. Senator-elect Kamala Harris as California Attorney General, Gov. Jerry Brown may have set off a domino effect of politicians seeking appointments or election to various vacancies that may be created  following Becerra's departure from his congressional seat.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford has a report.

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In the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat, state Attorney General Kamala Harris still has a big poll and fundraising lead over Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, as both candidates take to the airwaves with new campaign ads.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


A new radio ad is urging Republicans to support one of the two Democrats running for California's open U.S. Senate seat this fall.  The spot is paid for by an Orange County super-PAC and backs Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who faces state Attorney General Kamala Harris.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports the ad's greatest impact may be felt down-ballot.


California Attorney General Kamala Harris' campaign to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate got a big boost yesterday:  an endorsement from Boxer, and from the state's other U.S. Senator, Dianne Feinstein.  The high-profile endorsements came just hours before Harris faced her fellow Democratic opponent, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, in a debate televised statewide last night.  Katie Orr filed this story for The California Report.

Two new polls on the U.S. Senate race in California offer contradictory trends.  San Diego public station KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma says one poll shows Attorney General Kamala Harris strengthening her advantage over Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.  The other poll shows the race tightening.

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California Democrats are back home today following their 3-day state convention in Anaheim.  The big buzz at the convention was all about the race that is still more than a year away: the race to replace California U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who will retire from the Senate after next year's election.  The two most high-profile candidates to replace Boxer were at the convention:  two women who are a study in contrasts.  KQED'S Politics & Government Reporter Marisa Lagos has more in this story that aired on KVCR in this morning's California Report.


State Attorney General, Kamala Harris has called the recently proposed Sodomite Suppression Act reprehensible.  Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly, announced yesterday that she supports the Attorney General. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.


California Attorney General Kamala Harris is going to court to try to stop a proposed state ballot initiative that would encourage the killing of homosexuals.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this report.

(The full text of the proposed initiative is below)


Kamala Harris Will Run For U.S. Senate

Jan 13, 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is the first out of the gate in the race to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.  Harris announced this morning that she will be a candidate for the seat up for election next year.  Others are expected to follow, and some who've been mentioned as possible candidates for the seat have bowed out.  NPR's Giles Snyder filed this report earlier this morning, just hours before Harris made her official announcement today.