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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Loretta Sanchez Questions Kamala Harris's Qualifications

At the Sacramento Bee, Christopher Cadelago reports:
Venturing far outside her Orange County district, Rep. Loretta Sanchez gave a passionate, campaign-style talk here Friday evening, offering the strongest indication yet that she intends to enter the sleepy contest to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Promising a decision within two weeks, Sanchez took aim at fellow Democrat Kamala Harris, the early front-runner in the Senate race. She criticized the state attorney general for her lack of federal experience and contrasted it with Sanchez’s own two decades in Congress.
R“I believe we have experience that Kamala does not have,” Sanchez said of Harris, a former district attorney of San Francisco.
“Look, in a very dangerous world, and a very scary world that we’re in, I've got 19 years of sitting on Armed Services and Homeland Security” committees, Sanchez continued. “In the Senate, (you) need somebody who already understands what’s going on. I don't have any ramp-up. You know, I mean we can't afford somebody who’s never — who doesn't understand what’s going on in the world.”