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California Democrats snub Feinstein

California Democrats snub Feinstein

For the first time, California's senior senator Dianne Feinstein failed to win the backing of her party in a reelection bid. The state party will not officially endorse either candidate, however, since both failed to meet the 60 percent threshold.

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

While it is clear that de Leon may be the favorite with party poobahs increasingly moving hard left, Feinstein is leading in the polls and has raised far more money than de Leon. They reminded more than 3,000 activists gathered this weekend that President Donald Trump is their common enemy.

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

When she spoke longer than her allotted time, some in the crowd chanted "Time's up!" - referring to her lengthy tenure in Congress. Thirty-seven percent of Democrats backed Feinstein, while 54 percent supported de Leon.

"The outcome of today's endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign's momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo", said de Leon, according to Politico.




A big part of Cook's forecast for a 2018 Democrat election tsunami involves Democrats taking some of the last 10 remaining Republican-held Congressional seats in California.

Feinstein is seeking her fifth full term in office and has the support of Sen. They were annoyed that she didn't take a harder line on former FBI Director James Comey's abrupt termination a year ago, or that she is much more of an ally of the intelligence community than of Silicon Valley on the encryption question. Feinstein only recently 37 percent of the vote.

Perhaps best underscoring party tensions is the race between Feinstein and de Leon. "California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines".

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DACA provides a level of amnesty to certain illegal immigrants - many of whom came to the U.S.as children.

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