大法官德姆斯, AOC背后的团队, 提高Rep. 罗·哈纳(Ro Khanna)为哈里斯’ 参议院席位

大法官德姆斯, AOC背后的团队, 提高Rep. Ro Khanna for Harris' Senate seat

正义民主党, 与Rep对齐的最左边的PAC. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥·科尔特斯, D-N.Y。, is pushing for Rep. 罗·卡纳(Ro Khanna), D-Calif。, to get the 参议院 seat that will be vacated by Vice President-elect 卡马拉·哈里斯.

We are excited that Ro Khanna is being considered by many California Democrats and progressives as a candidate for the next United States Senator of California,” the group wrote on 推特 在星期一. “His voice in the Senate would be a major boost for our movement for justice.

RO KHANNA INTRODUCES ‘BIG IDEALEGISLATION TO BRING SILICON VALLEY JOBS TO MIDDLE AMERICA

Khanna has represented California’s 17th Congressional District since 2017 and was the first member of Congress to join Justice Democrats that same year. He’s a progressive who is also known for his willingness to work across the aisle and criticize his own party.

I am honoured that my name is in the mix. But I also represent a very powerful constituency….Silicon Valley. 所以, we’ll see where things go. I am open to whatever opportunitywhere I can be most effective,” Khanna told the Press Trust of India 上个星期.

THE RACE IS ON TO SUCCEED KAMALA HARRIS IN THE SENATE: WHO THE FAVORITES ARE

The race to fill Harrisseat is underway, but California Gov. 加文·纽瑟姆(Gavin Newsom) has so far remained mum about potential contenders.

“No timeline has been established. The process is just beginning to unfold,” Newsom, 民主党人, said during a Monday press conference. “We are working through the cattle call of considerations related to what’s the profile, the right choice to replace Sen. Harris.”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at The Queen Theater, 星期二, 十一月. 10, 2020, 在威尔明顿, 的. (美联社照片/卡罗琳·卡斯特)

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at The Queen Theater, 星期二, 十一月. 10, 2020, 在威尔明顿, 的. (美联社照片/卡罗琳·卡斯特)

California law allows the governor to appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Harristerm once she officially resigns to become vice president. Speculation has been swirling for months over whom Newsom will select to replace Harris after President-elect Joe Biden tapped her as his running mate in mid-August.

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Two leading contenders to replace Harris are reportedly Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Secretary of State Alex Padilla, both Democrats. Other potential candidates include Reps. Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, longtime members of Congress, as well as almost every one of California’s executive officials, including Lt. 政府. Eleni Kounalakis, Controller Betty Yee and Treasurer Fiona Ma, 根据 The Hill, citing sources close to Newsom.

福克斯新闻’ inquiry to Khanna’s office was not immediately returned.

福克斯新闻’ Peter Hasson and FOX BusinessMegan Henney contributed to this report.

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