Kamala Harris ‘Makes No Apologies’ For Fast Start To Senate Race

Source: Seema Mehta / L.A. Times

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday defended her aggressive young U.S. Senate campaign, which some of her fellow Democrats have complained is aimed at keeping others, notably a Latino candidate, out of the race.

“I have always entered races early and run hard, and that’s what I’ve done in this race,” Harris said in an interview with The Times. “I make no apologies for it.”

But she did disagree with a sentiment expressed by one of her supporters, former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, who urged former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to skip the contest out of respect for Harris.

“I think that anything that suggests anyone should not run for any reason is not appropriate,” Harris said, adding that she had “great respect” for Villaraigosa.

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