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Sanchez and Harris Debate to Become California's Next U.S. Senator

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An empty chair at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC in 2002. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez go head to head Wednesday in their only general election debate. Forum talks with political reporters about the two Democratic candidates and the battle to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. Her retirement creates California's first open U.S. Senate seat in nearly a quarter century.


Katie Orr, Sacramento politics and government reporter, KQED News

Sarah Wire, California Congressional Delegation reporter, LA Times