Alex Padilla Will Be First Latino Senator From California, Replacing Harris | Zerlina. | The Choice


Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the Senate, making him the first Latino Senator from the state. Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha and Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar break down the significance of Padilla’s historic appointment as well as pushback from some who believe a Black woman should have replaced Harris.

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