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One Seat, Competing Pressures as Newsom Considers Senate Pick

“There’s been a failure by both political parties to champion the needs of a growing electorate,” said Sonja Diaz, director of Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles. Choosing a Latino for one of the nation’s most powerful posts, she added, would help reverse that. (Also: USA News, Yahoo News, and San Antonio Express-News.)