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Newsom Faces Push From Latino And Black Communities On Harris Senate Replacement

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Sometime in the next two months, Governor Gavin Newsom will make one of the most consequential decisions of his political career: choosing a replacement for California Senator Kamala Harris, now the vice president-elect.

His calculation will take into account experience and policy positions, but also who Harris is and what she represents: a barrier-busting Black and Indian woman, a child of immigrant parents and the first female -- and woman of color -- vice president.

Groups from different wings of the Democratic Party are lobbying hard to see her seat filled by someone who will embody a similar step forward in representation at the highest levels of government. The post-Harris vacancy is also sharpening attention on the paucity of diverse voices in Congress.

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