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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. [View all]

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
14 (41%)
Barbara Lee
1 (3%)
Adam Schiff
19 (56%)
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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
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