Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing

Mar 01, 2018, 07:45
Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing

"The long-time California Democratic senator failed to secure her own party's endorsement, coming in almost 20 percentage points behind her primary challenger among delegate votes at the state party's annual convention in San Diego over the weekend". Neither candidate reached the 60 percent threshold required to receive the party endorsement for 2018. Democrats in California decline to endorse Dianne Feinstein's re-election bidOn Monday, political pundits are assessing the implications. Kamala Harris and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, urged unity ahead of the midterm elections.

Kevin de Leon rose to prominence in recent months after authoring the party's "Sanctuary State" legislation, a bill that limits local authorities' cooperation with federal authorities in cracking down in illegal immigration. She hasn't done enough to challenge President Trump, and the state party is moving hard left.

Feinstein's oppostion to single-payer health care, her anti-marijuana stance, and her repeated votes for President Donald Trump's nominations angered many California Democrats. She holds a lead over de León of almost 30 percentage points - 46 percent to 17 percent ― in a recent poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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His speech also reflected a feeling among many Democrats, particularly younger ones, that it is time for the old guard of Democratic leaders here to step aside. Gov.

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

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

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Feinstein supporters, meanwhile, said her long track record as a fighter for Democrats and women makes her the party's best choice. Feinstein only recently 37 percent of the vote.

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