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Obama, Biden endorse Kamala for US Senate

US President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday backed California’s Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris to be the state’s next Senator. Obama praised 51-year-old Harris as a “lifelong courtroom prosecutor” who has fought international gangs, oil companies and the big banks responsible for the mortgage crisis. “Kamala Harris fights for us. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse her for United States Senator,” the president said in a statement released by the Harris campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Harris she faces fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez, a 10- term congresswoman polls.

“And if you send her to the Senate, she’ll be a fearless fighter for the people of California all the people of California every single day,” Obama said. Vice President Biden said the Senate “needs people like her - leaders who will always fight to make a difference and who never forget where they come from.”  For Sanchez, the Orange County congresswoman, the endorsements are a stinging rebuke and another political obstacle to the many she must overcome by November polls.  

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