California Democrats Stun Dianne Feinstein in State Convention Shocker

Feinstein and challenger battle for coveted California Dems endorsement

Feinstein and challenger battle for coveted California Dems endorsement

Democratic senator from California faces pushback from some liberals in her own party over her decision to run for a sixth term; reaction and analysis from Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov. Since neither candidate reached a 60 percent threshold, the party is withholding an endorsement in this race.

The California Democratic Party did not endorse Sen. "Kamala Harris and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, urged unity ahead of the midterm elections", writes ABC News. Many of them don't like her pragmatism on law and order issues or her unwillingness to fight President Donald Trump on everything he tweets and everything he proposes.

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.

During an interview with The Nation, de Leon explained that "it's time that we have a voice that's reflective of the California of today".

California Democrats held their convention in San Diego over the weekend.

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

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Most California voters say they don't know enough about de León to have an opinion about him.

It's the first time Feinstein has failed to win the party's backing since 1994, when she won her first full-term to the U.S. Senate, though she's lacked a credible Democratic challenger in most previous races.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor, took 39 percent of the vote, with state Treasurer John Chiang and former state schools chief Delaine Easton not far behind.

In 1990, when she declared her support for capital punishment at the convention, she was also turned down by the activist leadership.

It was a jolting signal to the 84-year-old Feinstein, who has been in politics for five decades and was first elected to the Senate in 1992.

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