On December 22,2020 California Governor Newsome announced his appointment of Alex Padilla, his Secretary of State, to serve the last two years of Kamala Harris' 6 year Senate term.
Obviously Padilla knew about his selection beforehand. With all the important things needing to be done before he gets sworn in, January 20, 2021 (when Senator Harris becomes Vice President)...
The number one thing on this career politicians "to do list" was to register his re-election campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission so he can start amassing money from people, companies and foreign governments that need favors or his vote in the near future.
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