Harris pads fundraising edge in California Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is gradually padding her fundraising edge in the state’s U.S. Senate race.

According to federal records and her campaign Wednesday, the Democrat collected about $1.9 million in two fundraising committees.

After expenses in the final quarter of 2015, Harris had about $4 million in her main campaign account.

The primary is in June.

Her chief rival, fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez, reported ending the year with just over $2 million in the bank. That’s after pulling in nearly $400,000 in the final three months of 2015.

The 10-term congresswoman from Orange County also snagged $475,000 by selling a home she used as her campaign headquarters.

The figures show Harris’ advantage in available cash has increased since September, when she had a $1.7-million edge over Sanchez.

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