Press Release

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leόn, Senator Ricardo Lara & Speaker Emeritus Fabian Núñez Endorse Kamala Harris In U.S. Senate Race


LOS ANGELES — Today, three California legislative leaders, Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leόn, Senator Ricardo Lara and Speaker Emeritus Fabian Núñez, announced they are endorsing Kamala Harris in the race for California’s U.S. Senate seat.

“Kamala is a leader for all Californians,” said De Leόn. “In this political climate that’s been defined by fear and divisive attacks, I’m proud to stand with Kamala Harris — someone who proudly fights for the best ideals of our state and our democracy. We’ve worked closely together to fight climate change and close loopholes in California’s assault weapons ban, and I know she will be a bold advocate for our state in the Senate.”

“Kamala has been a fearless fighter for consumers and vulnerable communities, and I’m proud to support her campaign,” said Lara. “She has fought hard to protect the rights of immigrants and their families regardless of their immigration status. At a time when Californians are so frustrated with the inaction and political games in Washington, we need Kamala in the Senate to get real results for our communities.”

“I’ve seen firsthand how Kamala stands up to powerful interests and polluters on behalf of our families,” said Núñez. “She fought tooth and nail in court to protect California’s landmark climate protections, and she has time and again done what’s right for our families. I’m proud to support her Senate run.”

“I’m grateful for the support of these wonderful legislative leaders,” said Harris. “Our campaign is about Californians standing together, with common purpose, to defeat the politics of division and hate and create a better future for our families. We know there is more that unites us than divides us, and I’m confident that message will win out in November.”