In 2016, our debate program was selected to conduct the only run-off debate for the California U.S. Senate, which was held on October 5th at Cal State LA Student-Union Theatre. Our debate Co-Sponsors were KABC7 and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. Learn more about the candidates, former Congressmember Loretta Sanchez, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, on Voters Edge.  


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See Below For Our Comprehensive Pre & Post- Debate Media Coverage

Post Debate Media Coverage

Harris, Sanchez share views in race for U.S. Senate (Los Angeles Wave)
McKenzie Jackson, October 13, 2016

Capitol Journal: Few are paying attention to California’s Senate contest – because it may be putting them to sleep (Los Angeles Times)
George Skelton, October 10, 2016

Why did Loretta Sanchez ‘dab’ at the debate? Her makeup artist’s daughter told her to, her campaign says (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, October 7, 2017

U.S. Senate Race: Sanchez and Harris Face off in First and Only Debate (Santa Monica Observer)
Observer Staff, October 7, 2016

On display at California Senate debate: future of Democratic Party (The Christian Science Monitor)
Jessica Mendoza, October 6, 2016

Harris and Sanchez Debate (World Journal)
Zhang Yue, October 6, 2016

Harris y Sánchez se atacan una a la otra en la lucha por llegar al Senado (La Opinión)
Araceli Martínez Ortega, October 6, 2016

Loretta Sanchez Did The Dab In The California Senate Debate, For Some Reason (The Huffington Post)
Igor Bobic, October 6, 2016

Feinstein, Boxer back front-runner Harris in high-profile California Senate contest (Politico)
Carla Marinucci, October 6, 2016

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate (AirTalk 89.3KPCC)
Larry Mantle, John Meyers, Marisa Lagos, October 6, 2016

Harris, Sanchez clash in California US Senate debate (The Mercury News)                                                                                                   Associated Press, October 5, 2016

Rep. Loretta Sancez dabbed (yes, dabbed) at U.S. Senate debate (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Luis Gomez, October 6, 2016

Loretta Sanchez makes some moves, takes some hits in U.S. Senate debate with Kamala Harris (The Sacramento Bee)
Christopher Cadelago, October 6, 2016

US Senate candidates spar in debate over who can best lead (89.3KPCC)
Sandra Oshiro, October 6, 2016

Buttressed by the support of top Democrats, Kamala Harris shores up her lead after U.S. Senate debate (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, October 6, 2016

Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez trade jabs over who will work harder in the Senate – Oh, and Sanchez dabs (Los Angeles Times)
John Myers, October 5, 2016

Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Trade Jabs in Debate for US Senate (KTLA-Channel 5)
Kacey Montoya, October 5, 2016

Loretta Sanchez dabbed. Kamala Harris threw shade (Los Angeles Times)
Christine Mai-Duc, October 5, 2016

Yes, a U.S. Senate Candidate Dabbed at the California Debate (TIME)
Julia Zorthian, October 5, 2016

A U.S. Senate Candidate Just Dabbed At The End Of A Debate (NPR)
Meg Anderson, October 5, 2016

Harris, Sanchez Class In California’s Lone US Senate Debate (CBS)
October 5, 2016

Senate Candidates Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez Class In Only Debate (ABC7)
Elex Michaelson, October 5, 2016

Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez clash in U.S. Senate Debate (The Orange County Register)
Martin Wisckol, October 5, 2016

Pre-Debate Media Coverage

What to expect from tonight’s U.S. Senate Debate (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, October 5, 2016

What You Need to Know About the California U.S. Senate Debate (I Agree to See)
Agree Staff, October 3, 2016

Dueling Dems in Top Two Battles (Politico)
Carla Marinucci, October 3, 2016

Why California’s ‘snoozer’ Senate election is actually important (The Christian Science Monitor)
Jessica Mendoza, September 30, 2016

California poll: Clinton’s lead grows over Trump, Senate race tightens slightly (Daily News)
Martin Wisckol, September 29, 2016

AirTalk election 2016: the debate ahead and a look at the CA congressional races that are heating up (KPCC 89.3FM)
AirTalk, September 26, 2016

No debating the silence in California’s U.S. Senate Race (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, September 20, 2016

A Real Snooze of a Senate Race (New York Times)
Mike McPhate, September 9, 2016

Harris and Sanchez to debate in Los Angeles (Mercury News)
Matthew Artz, September 7, 2016

Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez agree to one Senate debate (Sacramento Bee)
Christopher Cadelago, September 7, 2016

Clash over the number of Senate debates continues, but candidates agree on at least one (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, September 7, 2016

Loretta Sanchez makes counteroffer in heated negotiations over California Senate debates (Los Angeles Times)
Phil Willon, September 6, 2016

U.S. Senate Candidates Can’t Agree On Debate Schedule (KPBS)
Amita Sharma, September 5, 2016