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Analysis: Harris headed back to Senate, whether she likes it or not

Kamala Harris was never a creature of the Senate. Its marbled passageways weren't a destination, but a springboard. Harris saw the office of California governor as a preferable perch and, when the choice presented itself in 2015, had to be persuaded by political advisors the better option was running for Senate. Once there, Harris was scarcely in the Capitol long enough to leave footprints ...

Kamala Harris was never a creature of the Senate.

Its marbled passageways weren't a destination, but a springboard. Harris saw the office of California governor as a preferable perch and, when the choice presented itself in 2015, had to be persuaded by political advisors the better option was running for Senate.

Once there, Harris was scarcely in the Capitol long enough to leave footprints before launching a quest for her ultimate goal, the White House.

Now, with a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans — and the vice president teed up as official tiebreaker — Harris

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