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Newsom faces new pressure to name Black woman to Harris seat

Dec 10, 2020 - Politico

OAKLAND, Calif - California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing new pressure to name a Black woman to the Senate seat held by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris - even as expectations grow that he'll pick Secretary of State Alex Padilla for the role.

Newsom received letters this week from two women's groups insisting he ensure the seat go to a Black woman. Harris, who must step down before taking the oath of office in January, is the only Black woman in the Senate.

More than 100 women affili...