Tom Campbell

Sanchez no-show at UFW convention is missed opportunity for California's U.S. Senate race

Sanchez no-show at UFW convention is missed opportunity for California's U.S. Senate race

A packed hall of unionized farmworkers was primed to provide one of the rare flashes of political drama in California’s otherwise unremarkable U.S. Senate race this weekend, but, perhaps not surprisingly in this campaign, the opportunity fizzled.

With labor leaders from California’s iconic United Farm Workers gathered for their convention in Bakersfield, and television news coverage from across the Central Valley, Democratic front-runner Kamala Harris made the most of her address as she called for strengthening rights and protections for immigrants.

The gathering appeared tailor-made for her top rival, Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Orange, the daughter of...

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