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Gov. Newsom’s selected successor to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a tech-minded voting legal rights booster, a Latino who came of age for the duration of the nativist political upheaval of the 1990s and a longtime Newsom loyalist.

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Political junkies and capitol insiders, pat yourselves on the back again. 

Ever since Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential operating mate in August, the parlor game of preference for California’s most politically plugged-in has been: Who will Gov. Gavin Newsom choose to fill her vacant Senate seat?