Bass, Harris on Biden’s ticket? Either way, political effects would ripple in Southern California – By Ryan Carter (LA Daily News) / Aug 3 2020
Choice could trigger a surge of L.A.-area candidates for their seats.
With presidential candidate Joe Biden on the cusp of announcing a running mate, the stakes are high in Southern California, where the political domino effects could be profound if either U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass are picked and ultimately win.
It could happen. Both are on Biden’s short list of potential vice presidential candidates — all of whom are women who in many cases would leave legislative posts that would need to be filled.
Several Southern California leaders have emerged as contenders to fill Harris’ U.S. Senate seat or Bass’ South L.A. seat, if either make it to Pennsylvania Avenue.