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How California’s U.S. Senate candidates would handle a Supreme Court nominee

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 22, 2016

President Barack Obama has successfully seated two nominees on the U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed 68 to 31, and Justice Elena Kagan by a vote of 63 to 37.

Now, as Obama weighs a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, among the considerations is whether they could clear the 60-vote threshold generally needed in the U.S. Senate for the high court. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate should not confirm a new justice until Obama leaves office.

The question of how to move forward has divided the U.S. Senate, as well as candidates running for the upper chamber. Following are responses to three questions The Sacramento Bee posed to the four major candidates running for Senate in California, listed in alphabetical order...

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