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Senate Tracker: Two Democrats Face Off For California Senate Seat05:54
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Candidate for California's U.S. Senate seat Duf Sundheim, center, answers a question as Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, right and state Attorney General Kamala Harris listen during a U.S. Senate debate. Sanchez and Harris are the two nominated candidates now contending for the vacant seat. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Candidate for California's U.S. Senate seat Duf Sundheim, center, answers a question as Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, right and state Attorney General Kamala Harris listen during a U.S. Senate debate. Sanchez and Harris are the two nominated candidates now contending for the vacant seat. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
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California's race for Senate is a race of firsts.

It's the first Senate election for an open seat in California in more than two decades. It's also the first time that both candidates for a Senate seat in California are Democrats.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Scott Shafer of KQED about the race.

Guest

Scott Shafer, senior editor at KQED's California politics and government desk. He tweets @scottshafer.

This segment aired on September 28, 2016.

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