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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:37 PM

Sources say California Senate leader to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Democratic primary

Source: CNN

De León has begun calling labor leaders and elected officials to inform them of his plans, the sources said, and is expected to soon announce his campaign against Feinstein, a giant of California Democratic politics who has held the office since 1992.

The 50-year-old de León, who represents Los Angeles and is seen as a leading Latino voice in Democratic politics, is likely to campaign aggressively against President Donald Trump. He began signaling he could oppose Feinstein in late August, after she said Trump could "be a good president" and that he "can learn and change." Feinstein later clarified that she is "under no illusion that it's likely to happen and will continue to oppose his policies."

He will enter the race after a state legislative session in which California lawmakers pushed legislation targeted at Trump -- making California a "sanctuary state," sought to force Trump to release his tax returns by making it a requirement to appear on the state's ballots as a presidential candidate, and passed a resolution urging Trump "to publicly apologize to all Americans for his racist and bigoted behavior."

He likely won't be the only Feinstein challenger. Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and single largest Democratic donor, is "very much looking at the Senate race," a source close to him said. Steyer, who is in Washington this week, issued a letter Wednesday challenging Democratic candidates to call for Trump's impeachment.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/politics/kevin-de-leon-dianne-feinstein-tom-steyer-california-democratic-primary/index.html

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Reply Sources say California Senate leader to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Democratic primary (Original post)
Saviolo Thursday OP
denbot Thursday #1
George II Thursday #2
denbot Thursday #6
zentrum Thursday #3
Post removed Thursday #4
brooklynite Thursday #5
hibbing Thursday #7
disillusioned73 Thursday #8
BigmanPigman Thursday #9
iluvtennis Thursday #10
displacedtexan Thursday #11
BlueJac Thursday #12
Plucketeer Thursday #13
msongs Thursday #14
stevenleser Thursday #15
madville Thursday #16
TrollBuster9090 Thursday #18
MoonchildCA Friday #19
Jim Lane Friday #20
TrollBuster9090 Thursday #17

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:39 PM

1. Excellent, we need new blood in the Senate.

He will push back rather then get along with Trump, and the GOP.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:40 PM

2. I hope he doesn't "go low". My prediction? Feinstein in a walk over.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:19 PM

6. I wonder where your concern springs from?

The other possible challenger didn't garner such thoughts, but a Brown guy named De León does.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:00 PM

3. Glad to hear it.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:17 PM

5. Juvenile name-calling is...juvenile

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:20 PM

7. Good n/t

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:28 PM

8. Good for him..

anyone know where he stands on single payer?? That is her achiles..

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:28 PM

9. Steyer was on MSNBC last night.

He didn't push this idea during the interview at all. I would like to know more about his "platform". De Leon has a public record of his stand on issues as well as his achievements. I could be convinced to vote for someone other than Feinstein. I am not too impressed with her since 45 became the fake prez.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:36 PM

10. Neither will get my vote, I'll be voting for Feinstein.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:42 PM

11. Second verse, same as the first

If you've never seen CA ballots, you should see how many challengers there are in most races. It all shakes out, and the lesser knowns eat ech other.

Edited to add excerpt:

The 34th Congressional District of California held a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6, 2017. Democrat Jimmy Gomez defeated Democrat Robert Lee Ahn in the general election.
The election replaced Xavier Becerra (D), who was appointed as California's attorney general.[5] Democrats Jimmy Gomez and Robert Lee Ahn were the top two vote-getters in a primary field of 23 candidates and advanced to the general election. Gomez and Ahn competed in the runoff election on June 6, 2017, when Gomez defeated Ahn by more than 20 percent, 60.1 percent to 30.9 percent.[6] The previous two elections in the district have also featured a general election contest between two Democrats.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:44 PM

12. Love it.

new minds are a must!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:28 PM

13. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Proving that even with all the smoke from the wildfires, you can still find a breath of fresh air in California!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:34 PM

14. good news let DiFi defend record and offer her vision for the resistance. nt

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:41 PM

15. Glad that there are multiple viable challengers. They will split any vote

For folks who aren’t voting for Feinstein.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:49 PM

16. California does a jungle primary right?

So she could possibly be facing one of these other Democrats in the general election?

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Response to madville (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:36 PM

18. That would be suicide. Hopefully no Democrat would do that.

I don't want Carly Fiorina taking any trips to Washington with a tape measure to see how many lobbyists she can fit into the California junior Senator's office.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:30 AM

19. Our "jungle primary/blanket primary" means the top two candidates...

...regardless of party, will face off in the general. It is likely that we'll have two democrats face off against each other. There will be no hope for Carly, or any other Republican, in theory, at least.

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Response to madville (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:44 AM

20. Correct. In fact, that's what happened in 2016.

The only two candidates in the general election (also called the runoff) were two Democrats, Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez.

The jungle primary has advantages and disadvantages. This is a situation where it could be advantageous. If there were a Democratic primary, with several progressive challengers splitting 60% of the vote, Feinstein with a 40% plurality could win the nomination and face the Republican in the general election. With the jungle primary, it could be that the Republicans again fail to do even as well as second place. The general election would then be between Feinstein and one progressive challenger, who might be able to unite all the Californians to her left.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:34 PM

17. Personally, I think Xavier Becerra would be better.

But I guess he's not interested in challenging Feinstein?

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