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Loretta Sanchez tests Senate race attack on Kamala Harris
Loretta Sanchez tests Senate race attack on Kamala Harris

Rep. Loretta Sanchez tested themes Monday for a U.S. Senate run, playing up her record on national security and civil liberties while casting Democrat Kamala Harris as ill suited to succeed incumbent Barbara Boxer in next year’s election. Sanchez, an Orange County Democrat, portrayed herself as the rare member of Congress who stands up to political pressure. Speaking at a Democratic Foundation of Orange County lunch in Irvine, she reminded the crowd of her 2002 vote against the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “People forget how difficult, how hard, and how unpopular that vote really was,” Sanchez said. “I was spit at. I had to have bodyguards when I came back to Orange...

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