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Two Democrats will face off for California's U.S. Senate seat, marking first time a Republican will not be in contention

Two Democrats will face off for California's U.S. Senate seat, marking first time a Republican will not be in contention

California voters made history on Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate, sending two Democrats to a November runoff and denying a Republican a spot on the fall ballot for the first time since the state’s first direct election of senators in 1914.

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. By the end of the night, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by more than 800,000 votes, a margin of 23 percentage points.

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