Uh Oh: California Democratic Party Didn't Endorse Feinstein's Re-election Bid

Posted March 01, 2018

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.

Activist for the part was more excited by Feinstein's main challenger Kevin de Leon, who is the present Senate leader for the state of California. However, 60-percent is needed to receive the party's official endorsement.

"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", de León said Sunday. A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California this month found her leading Mr.de León by a margin of 46 percent to 17 percent.

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So far, the GOP hasn't fielded a major candidate, leaving most Republicans in the PPIC survey to say they were undecided. She did not get the endorsement from the Democratic Party. But the party's refusal to back Feinstein is seen as an "embarrassing rebuke" to a long-time party stalwart.

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", de Leon said.

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De Leon argues that Feinstein, who is considered to be the establishment pick, has grown out of touch with the more progressive California that has developed since she began her political career.

The longtime senator focused on her specific legislative record, including on gun control and sexual assault, saying she's a long fighter for Democratic values with the clout to get things done.

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