The deep-pocketed EMILY's List is throwing its weight behind California Attorney General Kamala Harris's (D) Senate bid, giving her major support in what's looking more like a coronation than a competitive race.

The move comes as no surprise. The group, which backs pro-abortion-rights Democratic women, has long backed Harris and heaped praise on her when she entered the race. She also was a featured speaker at its anniversary gala earlier this month.

"Kamala Harris is a battle-tested progressive champion," EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement. "Kamala Harris is continuing Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerKamala Harris on 2020 presidential bid: ‘I’m not ruling it out’ The ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor MORE's legacy of standing up for all women and families, and the EMILY's List community of over three million members is thrilled to endorse her strong campaign for U.S. Senate."

Harris, with the help of her powerful backers, has scared off any serious Democratic competition as she seeks to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).