Lawmaker becomes first Republican to enter California's U.S. Senate race

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California state lawmaker Rocky Chavez on Thursday became the first Republican to jump into the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Democrat Barbara Boxer. Chavez, a retired Marine colonel who represents part of San Diego County in the State Assembly, faces an uphill battle against Democratic state Attorney General Kamala Harris in the heavily blue state.

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