Candidates for US Senate meet for first debate of race

Apr 25, 2016 7:00 PM by News Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The candidates vying to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Boxer are meeting for the first time Monday night at a live TV debate in Stockton.

The race has so far drawn little attention but is heating up ahead of the June 3rd top-two primary.

The front runner is not in question: Democratic state Attorney General Kamala Harris.

But several others are vying for second place. Four others will appear on the debate stage tonight, all trying to show they are worthy of the Senate mantle.

They are Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, of Orange County, who is in second place in polling, and three Republicans.

Two former state GOP chairmen, Tom Del Beccaro and Duf Sundheim, and physicist and entrepreneur Ron Unz, are all vying for votes in the unusual race.

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