KCBS_740LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rep. Loretta Sanchez has tried for months to generate buzz in her uphill U.S. Senate campaign against Attorney General Kamala Harris.

She finally did, but not for anything she said.

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The Orange County congresswoman capped an hour-long debate with her fellow Democrat Wednesday by mimicking a celebratory gesture popularized by NFL star Cam Newton, known as “the dab.”

Standing behind a lectern, Sanchez suddenly thrust out her left arm, while tucking her head into the crook of right arm, then holding the pose briefly.

Harris initially looked puzzled, then a smile creased her face.

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Harris noted with a chuckle, “There’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race.”

Video clips of the pose were circulating on social media Thursday.

Campaign spokesman Luis Vizcaino dubbed the gesture the “debate dab.”

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