LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In an often-contentious debate over topics ranging from crime and immigration to terrorism and the economy, in the end it was an unprompted dance move that stole the show.
Facing off against fellow Democrat and State Attorney General Kamala Harris, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana) ended Wednesday night’s hour-long matchup at California State University, Los Angeles, by briefly performing the “dab”, a dance move in which one simultaneously drops their head while raising an arm.
Sanchez appeared to perform the move after being told repeatedly her time was up and just as Harris was set to begin making her closing remarks at the end of the debate.
Harris seemed taken aback by the move made popular by sports stars like LeBron James, Cam Newton and others.
“So there’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” Harris responded following the move.
“There definitely is,” added Sanchez.
After trailing Harris for much of the campaign, in recent weeks Sanchez has closed a roughly 10-point gap and gaining traction with Latino voters.
For some watching the debate, however, it was still unclear how the race would be affected – or even why Sanchez pulled the move at all.