California Democratic Party Declines to Endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Re-Election Bid

California Democratic Party Declines to Endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Re-Election Bid

After she failed to obtain the state party endorsement, her longtime adviser argued that Feinstein, as a senior senator in Washington, D.C., could not shower party regulars with as much attention as de Leon could. Support from 60 percent of the delegates was needed to secure the party's official endorsement.

"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. It should never take a primary challenge for California's leadership to stand up for California values", he said. A hot button issue that de Leon uses to back his position on Feinstein is what he considers to be an unwillingness to fight for the many young immigrants in the state that were brought to California as children through no fault of their own. 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.

In the governor's race, none of the top Democrats in the running will go into the June 5 primary election with the party's endorsement.

More news: 49ers were interested in Marcus Peters before he was traded to Rams

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. Although she has been a politician for most of her adult life, Feinstein is also a crusader for Democratic Party causes. Feinstein, who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1992, received just 37 percent of the vote.

And therein lies the central gripe with Feinstein in the minds of progressive activists in California: she is too willing to make a deal in the typical Washington sense of the word than fighting for the left's principles.

Yet Feinstein, who will turn 85 years old later this year, is still expected to cruise to victory over her relatively unknown opponent.

Related Articles

  • Ronaldo helps Benzema rather than score a hat trick

    Ronaldo helps Benzema rather than score a hat trick

    Benzema flicks a pass through to Ronaldo, with the Portuguese forward swivelling and smashing a finish into the back of the net. Real Madrid - Navas 6, Nacho 6, Varane 5, Carvajal 6, Theo 8, Kovacic 6, Casemiro 6, Bale 8, Lucas 9, Benzema 8, Ronaldo 9.
    Alberta lifts ban on BC wine imports

    Alberta lifts ban on BC wine imports

    The ban is "unconstitutional", said McWatters-Bond. "And we are prepared to confirm that right in the courts", Horgan said. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery in Kelowna is celebrating the end of Alberta's boycott of B.C. wine.
    Major League Baseball  rumors: Yankees projected 2018 lineup after Brandon Drury trade

    Major League Baseball rumors: Yankees projected 2018 lineup after Brandon Drury trade

    In 100 games at the Class-A level, he led the Florida State League with a.397 on-base percentage and ranked second in batting avg. Dyson will likely play a backup role for each of the outfield positions and bring some athleticism and energy off of the bench.
  • Chinese Term Limits Could Go Bye-Bye

    Chinese Term Limits Could Go Bye-Bye

    He has used crackdowns on corruption and calls for a revitalised party to become the most powerful Chinese leader in decades. Joshua Wong, a pro-democracy supporter who hails from Hong Kong , said, " the era of Emperor Xi " is on its way.
    Sridevi, Famed Bollywood Actress, Dies at 54

    Sridevi, Famed Bollywood Actress, Dies at 54

    Being one of the most sought-after actresses of her time, she was also known to be legendary director Yash Chopra's favourite. The news of Bollywood actress Sridevi's death came as a huge blow to everyone. "Condolences to everyone who loved Sridevi".
    Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

    Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

    Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, says there is a difference between the court of public opinion and a court of law. In a formal statement , Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Sam Cooper lashed out at St.
  • Newcastle 2 - Bournemouth 2: Gosling salvages point for Cherries in relegation battle

    Newcastle 2 - Bournemouth 2: Gosling salvages point for Cherries in relegation battle

    However, Eddie Howe saw his men bounce back with goals from Adam Smith and Dan Gosling in the final quarter of the match. The Magpies are 15 in the table with 29 points after 28 games, two points above the drop zone.
    Trump announces heaviest ever set of new sanctions on N. Korea

    Trump announces heaviest ever set of new sanctions on N. Korea

    Asked if she had the appropriate security clearance, Mnuchin said, "She has the appropriate access to brief the president". Speculation is high in South Korea that she might deliver a message from President Trump on North Korea.
    Salmonella Outbreak in 20 States Linked to Popular Herbal Supplement Kratom

    Salmonella Outbreak in 20 States Linked to Popular Herbal Supplement Kratom

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that the substance is linked to an outbreak of salmonella . According to a bulletin from the CDC, a multistate Salmonella outbreak has been traced to supplements made from the plant.
  • Air Force Deploys More Assets To Search For Dapchi Schoolgirls

    Air Force Deploys More Assets To Search For Dapchi Schoolgirls

    And I was made to understand this morning that the defence ministry was disputing; that they did not withdraw anyone. It said the administration caused the incident as the military was withdrawn prior to the abdudction.
    Flood watch remains in effect, more rain in store

    Flood watch remains in effect, more rain in store

    As we look ahead to the afternoon we'll continue to deal with cloudy skies and lingering light to moderate showers. The high pressure continues to build in from our west Monday leading to clouds giving way to plentiful sunshine.
    Bengals, Packers, Cowboys each get four compensatory picks

    Bengals, Packers, Cowboys each get four compensatory picks

    So how did New England earn the pick? This marks the first time since 2011 that Tampa Bay has been awarded a compensatory pick. The pick is the Giants' compensation for losing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins to the Colts in free agency last offseason.