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Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris face different hurdles
Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris face different hurdles

It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks both boosted and complicated by the veneer of inevitability. Nationally, of course, there is Hillary Rodham Clinton, opening her second try for the party's presidential nomination with a "Hi, everybody!" tour of bakeries and coffee shops and workplaces where voters gather in key electoral states, the better to infuse her effort with the humanity she can have a hard time demonstrating on her own. And in California there is Kamala Harris, running for a U.S. Senate seat to be vacated...

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