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Sen. Kamala Harris vows to fight for Central Valley – News – recordnet.com

STOCKTON — Freshman U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, pledged Thursday to fight for Stockton and the San Joaquin Valley while acknowledging that the region has suffered from long-term neglect that has deepened poverty, damaged the environment and contributed to the steep hurdles facing its young people.

“There are many challenges that are facing this region, facing our state and facing our country,” Harris, a Democrat, told an audience of about 150 during a 25-minute keynote speech at a downtown conference that brought together elected officials and civic leaders from Bakersfield north to Stockton.

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