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Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna among contenders for Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna is among potential contenders for Kamala Harris’ Senate seat from California. The seat will fall vacant in January when Harris is sworn in as US Vice-President. 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Ro Khanna
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Ro Khanna

44-year-old Khanna was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

Under California law, Governor Gavin Newsom will decide who will fill the vacancy for the remaining two-year term of the Senate seat. 

Other potential contenders reportedly being considered by Governor Newsom are California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Adam Schiff, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, State Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego, Treasurer Fiona Ma and and State Controller Betty Yee.

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