Sanchez Challenges Harris to 4 Debates; Criticizes AG on San Onofre

Loretta Sanchez, Kamala Harris, photo credit: LA Times

Loretta Sanchez, Kamala Harris, photo credit: LA Times

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has taken off the gloves on AG and Senate opponent Kamala Harris; here’s two announcements from the Sanchez for Senate campaign:

Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez Challenges Kamala Harris to Four Debates

Los Angeles – United States Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez challenged Attorney General Kamala Harris to four debates in the race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. The four debates will offer a statewide audience the opportunity to hear from the two candidates in one-on-one debates.

“I challenge Ms. Harris to four debates on the complex issues a United States Senator will face including foreign relations, homeland security, national economy and immigration reform,” said Rep. Sanchez. ”I look forward to a substantive debate with Ms. Harris on our records and our clear understanding of the national and international issues we face.”

Rep. Loretta Sanchez accepts the following debates and challenges the Attorney General to respect the voters and agree to participate:

Date: Sponsored/Hosted by:

October 5, 2016 Pat Brown Institute, KABC TV and CA ABC Affiliates
October 14, 2016 UCLA and CA NBC Affiliates
Date being finalized KCBS/KCAL 9 TV and CA CBS Affiliates
November 3, 2016 KPCC AirTalk with Larry Mantle


Today, Sanchez is in San Diego asking for a federal investigation on the San Onofre Power Plant closure since Harris hasn’t called for a state investigation into the matter.  Here’s the announcement:

San Diego, CA – On Thursday, September 8, 2106 at 11:00 am, U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez will be joined by former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre and ratepayer advocate Maria Stevenson to call on the U.S. Attorney to investigate the San Onofre power plant closure after State Attorney General Kamala Harris failure to do so.

Attorney General Kamala Harris has failed to aggressively investigate serious allegations of corruption surrounding the closure of the San Onofre Plant and CPUC’s settlement.  Potential conflicts of interest and delays in completing the investigation strongly suggest the need for an independent federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sanchez will condemn Harris’s defense of Coastal Commission permits allowing Southern California Edison to bury nuclear waste on the beach at San Onofre.  Instead of protecting the environment and the people of Southern California, AG Harris has chosen to defend the dangerous plan to make a radioactive dump 100 feet from the water’s edge.

As senator, Loretta Sanchez will convene a federal-state task force and take leadership on a new plan to remove it to a safer storage site.

Who:                       Rep. Loretta Sanchez, U.S. Senate Candidate

Hon. Mike Aguirre, former San Diego City Attorney

Ms. Maria Stevenson, ratepayer advocate and attorney


Where:                   Aguirre & Severson LLP

501 West Broadway, Ste. 1050

San Diego, CA 92101