Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, shown at the California Democratic convention in May, is running for the U.S. Senate seat of Barbara Boxer, who is retiring. 

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California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris speaks during a general session at the state Democratic convention in Los Angeles last year. 

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Kamala Harris with husband Douglas Emhoff on the red carpet at the Broad Museum’s gala in September.

 (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Kamala Harris stands outside the Berkeley home in which the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica grew up. 

 (David Butow / For the Times)

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris walks with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell to a March news conference at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. They were announcing a program focusing on reducing recidivism. 

 (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Kamala Harris speaks to supporters at the Millennium Biltmore in L.A. after claiming a narrow but historic victory in the attorney general race in 2010. “I pledge and make a pledge to work hard every day to make sure the law of this state is on the side of the people of this state,” she said.  

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Kamala Harris in 2003, soon after being elected San Francisco district attorney.

 (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)