Front-runner Kamala Harris has won the support of state Senate leader Kevin De Leon, a blow to rival Loretta Sanchez’s effort to lock up Latino support.READ MORE: 'Not For The Faint Of Heart'; Bay Area Real Estate Market Heating Up To Pre-Pandemic Levels
Meanwhile, Sanchez announced Thursday she has been endorsed by former Republican congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, underscoring her efforts to draw support from across party lines in a race with no Republican on the ballot.
The low-key contest to replace outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer has been largely overshadowed by this year’s presidential campaign.
Harris and Sanchez landed in a November runoff after topping a large field of contenders in the June primary.READ MORE: VIDEO: Space X Launch Lights Up Pre-Dawn Sky; Crew Headed Toward Space Station
Under California election rules, only two candidates advance to the general election.
Last week, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Harris.
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