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Harris to attend Feinstein's funeral in San Francisco

Vice President Harris will travel to San Francisco this week to attend the funeral service for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will attend the services for Feinstein Thursday. Feinstein died last week at the age of 90.

Harris and Feinstein served together as California’s two senators from 2017, when Harris first took office, until 2021, when she became vice president. Both women worked at different points in San Francisco politics as well, with Harris serving as district attorney and Feinstein as mayor.

The vice president will hold a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol for Feinstein’s replacement, Laphonza Butler.

Butler is a former political adviser to Harris who has led EMILY’s List, which supports women running for office, since 2021.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) appointed Butler to serve the remainder of Feinstein’s term, which will end in early 2025. Several Democrats are running in a primary for the chance to replace Feinstein. Butler had not launched a campaign for the seat, and it’s unclear if she will seek to serve beyond the end of her appointment.

Source: The Hill

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