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Kamala Harris gets Democratic endorsement heading into June primary

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Three weeks after announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Harris hasn't spoken a word, a strategy that has allowed her to avoid media scrutiny while carefully setting a foundation for the 2016 contest. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) Richard Vogel/AP

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has solidified her position as front-runner for an open US Senate seat by securing a key endorsement from the state Democratic Party.

Harris got the endorsement at the Party convention Saturday with nearly 80 percent of the vote.

Her main challenger, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, also made her pitch for support over the weekend. Both Democrats are vying for the Senate seat that Barbara Boxer has held for more than two decades.

For more, we're joined by Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk.

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