California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

by
July 16, 2018

Senate_California_16459.jpg-091b1_c0-229-3000-1978_s885x516

OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Democratic Party snubbed Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her long-shot Democratic challenger.

In backing Mr. de Leon, a majority of the party’s 360-member executive board ignored Ms. Feinstein’s calls to stay neutral in the race. Her allies had warned an endorsement in the race would create an intraparty squabble that could detract from important down-ballot races.

Mr. de Leon has long been courting party activists and appealed to those seeking a fresh face and a more progressive senator to fight against President Trump.

“Today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” Mr. de Leon said in a statement after the vote. “We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century.”

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.