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California new senator Kamala Harris election
When provided specific names of who may replace Sen. Kamala Harris in the Senate, California Rep. Barbara Lee leads the pack. However, most voters aren’t aware of the likely top candidates. (Photo/Pixabay)

California voters want a ‘fresh and new voice’ in the U.S. Senate

With Kamala Harris poised to become vice president, almost half of California voters want someone with no experience in Washington or Sacramento to fill the Senate vacancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s latest poll finds.

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Barbara Boxer, John Chiang and Mimi Walters
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former California Treasurer John Chiang and former U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, from left, will serve as fellows at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future in the fall of 2020. (Photos/Courtesy of Boxer, Chiang and Walters)

Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Mimi Walters join the Center for the Political Future

The newly named fall fellows, all veteran elected officials, will participate with center directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy in a series of online discussions about the 2020 election.

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LAT dornsife poll elections
Key findings from the national poll show Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump. The poll also gauges voters’ feelings about the Democratic race. (Illustration/Letty Avila, iStock)

Poll: Biden remains the Democratic favorite among likely voters

The latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll shows Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump.