In Blow to Dianne Feinstein, Democrats Won't Endorse Her Senate Run

The San Diego Convention Center

Democrats, at least in California, demonstrated they are not thrilled about business as usual Sunday by denying 25-year incumbent senator Dianne Feinstein the party's endorsement for re-election in November, getting only 37 percent of the state party convention.

"California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines", he said.

"The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over", he said.

"De León's campaign is founded on winning support from progressives who believe Feinstein is not liberal enough to represent California, as well as Latino voters". But the party's refusal to back Feinstein is seen as an "embarrassing rebuke" to a long-time party stalwart. Behind in the polls by an average of twenty-five points with nine months to go, de Leon milked Feinstein's defeat for all it was worth.




The California Democratic Party will not endorse Sen. And it's pretty clear that Kevin is positioned as more progressive than Sen.

"California's greatness comes from acts of human audacity, not congressional seniority", Mr.de León said.

There was no immediate reaction from Feinstein.

No official endorsement was given either to the four Democrats that involved in the race to replace Governor Jerry Brown. The mainstream media isn't likely to dig up 40 year-old stories about the dating practices of Democrats; nor, I suspect, are Democratic voters likely to be as finicky as their Republican counterparts. Feinstein also recently said that former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump is ending, was on shaky legal ground.

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