Congressman Ro Khanna Amongst Potential Contenders to Fill Senate Seat Being Left by Kamala Harris
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna speaks at a climate rally in Iowa. (Reuters)
Under California law, the vacancy would be filled by Governor Gavin Newsom for the staying two-year regard to the Senate seat. State media is reporting different names, consisting of that of Khanna, that are being thought about by Newsom to fill the job.
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Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, who was just recently chosen for a 3rd consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley, is being considered as a potential competitor to fill the United States Senate seat from California that will fall uninhabited in January after Kamala Harris is sworn in as the country’s vice president.
Child of an Indian-American mom and African-American daddy, Harris was chosen an US Senator from California in2016 The seat will end up being uninhabited after she is sworn in as the vice president in January.
Under California law, the vacancy would be filled up by Guv Gavin Newsom for the remaining two-year term of the Senate seat. State media is reporting different names, consisting of that of Khanna, that are being considered by Newsom to fill up the vacancy.
Among the potential contenders are California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, whose election to Senate will make him the first 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 am honoured that my name is in the mix. However I likewise represent a really effective constituency … Silicon Valley. So, we’ll see where things go. I am open to whatever opportunity … where I can be most efficient, Khanna told.
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