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TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:04 AM Sep 2023

Gov. Newsom will NOT appoint a temp Sen. who is a current 2024 candidate. Not Porter, Schiff or Lee.


Newsom, to his credit, refuses so far to be bullied, sticking with his commitments both to appoint a caretaker and a Black female.

He essentially ignored Lee’s fury and her implicit threat and stuck with both promises he’s now made, all the while insisting he hopes Feinstein serves out her term.

One thing that’s clear from all this is that Newsom reads the polls. They show Schiff, Porter and Lee all running well ahead of several potential and declared Republican candidates, making a Democrat-on-Democrat runoff election next fall very likely.

Newsom, hoping to remain a major figure in his party long after his second statehouse term expires in 2026, plainly does not want to alienate backers of Schiff and Porter by awarding the seat to Lee during the leadup to the March primary election.

He knows that any incumbent, even one who’s served only a month or two, gains credibility and an automatic advantage over electoral rivals.[link:https://www.chicoer.com/2023/09/27/newsom-gets-it-right-on-caretaker-appointment-california-focus/|


Your choice for CA U.S. Senate?
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Katie Porter
13 (39%)
Barbara Lee
1 (3%)
Adam Schiff
19 (58%)
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Gov. Newsom will NOT appoint a temp Sen. who is a current 2024 candidate. Not Porter, Schiff or Lee. (Original Post) TeamProg Sep 2023 OP
He will appoint a Californian African American Woman for the interim appointment. Whether that JohnSJ Sep 2023 #1
Why is the only one in this poll fitting that criteria in last place, so far? MichMan Sep 2023 #10
She doesn't fit the criteria AZSkiffyGeek Sep 2023 #14
I meant she was the only AA woman on that list MichMan Sep 2023 #15
re: Poll - there are 21 candidates. I listed only the likely winners of the three most well known. TeamProg Sep 2023 #17
this is exactly the right move stopdiggin Sep 2023 #2
I agree it is sthe right move. ShazamIam Sep 2023 #20
A littel off topic, but we're losing three good reps so one of them can run for senator? CrispyQ Sep 2023 #3
why 3 seats ? NoRethugFriends Sep 2023 #4
Newsom is simply being impartial. The Reps are the ones to decide on the risks involved in running TeamProg Sep 2023 #6
I'd like to see him appoint Maxine Waters so that Republican heads would explode. dem4decades Sep 2023 #5
And she knows her stuff !! TeamProg Sep 2023 #7
No because Rebl2 Sep 2023 #8
You really think a Republican can win in Maxine's district? quaint Sep 2023 #9
To really explode heads, he could appoint Angela Davis. quaint Sep 2023 #21
What is the purpose of the poll if Newsom already said he won't appoint any of the ones listed? MichMan Sep 2023 #11
Getting a feel for the Gen. Election. nt TeamProg Sep 2023 #13
Getting a feel for the Gen. Election. nt TeamProg Sep 2023 #12
He said he would appoint a African American woman, and would not appoint yellowdogintexas Sep 2023 #16
I think Lee's Oakland seat is also safely Blue. quaint Sep 2023 #18
I have a preference. But because I'm not in California I won't publicize it. LiberalFighter Sep 2023 #19

JohnSJ

(92,738 posts)
1. He will appoint a Californian African American Woman for the interim appointment. Whether that
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:13 AM
Sep 2023

choice decides to run for the Senate seat in 2024 is uncertain, but I would guess not.


AZSkiffyGeek

(11,355 posts)
14. She doesn't fit the criteria
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 12:12 PM
Sep 2023

He's not appointing a sitting Congressmember. So Lee is out as well.
But I think the poll is who you want elected, not appointed.

 

TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
17. re: Poll - there are 21 candidates. I listed only the likely winners of the three most well known.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 12:49 PM
Sep 2023

Everyone else is... who?


stopdiggin

(11,598 posts)
2. this is exactly the right move
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:22 AM
Sep 2023

And additionally the right 'thing' to do. With such prominent (and respected) 'names' already having hats in the ring - unfair to give somebody a handicap.

More credit coming Newsom's way.

CrispyQ

(36,778 posts)
3. A littel off topic, but we're losing three good reps so one of them can run for senator?
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:26 AM
Sep 2023

Are their districts solid blue so we're pretty sure we won't lose their seats in the House? Seems kind of risky to me, not that they don't all have the right to run, it just seems strategically it might not be the best move. Then again IMO, dems have not been strategic my entire adult life.

 

TeamProg

(6,630 posts)
6. Newsom is simply being impartial. The Reps are the ones to decide on the risks involved in running
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:36 AM
Sep 2023

for a higher office.

It goes against the rub to suggest Newsom should pick a favorite, right?


Porter is the only one in a red-ish purple district. Her seat is the most at risk to change.






dem4decades

(11,372 posts)
5. I'd like to see him appoint Maxine Waters so that Republican heads would explode.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:33 AM
Sep 2023

Anything that gets rid of Republicans I'm in favor of, and Maxine in the Senate might drive a few Repukes to jump off a bridge.

quaint

(2,683 posts)
9. You really think a Republican can win in Maxine's district?
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 11:54 AM
Sep 2023

Katie Porter's is a different story.

quaint

(2,683 posts)
21. To really explode heads, he could appoint Angela Davis.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 08:45 AM
Sep 2023

I'd prefer Anita Hill, but she lives in Massachusetts.

MichMan

(12,079 posts)
11. What is the purpose of the poll if Newsom already said he won't appoint any of the ones listed?
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 12:05 PM
Sep 2023

Or is it about the general election?

yellowdogintexas

(22,368 posts)
16. He said he would appoint a African American woman, and would not appoint
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 12:43 PM
Sep 2023

anyone who is already in the race.

That would free him up to appoint Rep Maxine Waters; this seat would easily elect a Democrat, she would do a fine job, she would retire as a US Senator and she isn't running already.

Seriously, it would not surprise me one bit that this plan has been under the surface since Senator Feinstein became so ill. He has had a lot of time to work this out.

There will be a primary next spring and the voters will decide that outcome. I sincerely wish Katie Porter would change her mind and stay in the House since her seat is at risk now. If she were here in Texas, she could drop out of the Senate race and stay in the House race as long as she officially filed for the House race by December 1. Actually I wish Rep Lee would do so as well. We need her and her seniority in the House

quaint

(2,683 posts)
18. I think Lee's Oakland seat is also safely Blue.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 01:14 PM
Sep 2023

I think it's iffy that Katie would hold her seat even if she wasn't running for the senate.

LiberalFighter

(52,110 posts)
19. I have a preference. But because I'm not in California I won't publicize it.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 05:59 PM
Sep 2023

I would prefer only one person running so the other two can still be in Congress.

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