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Published On: Tue, Jul 17th, 2018

California Democrats cave to Alt-left, endorse Kevin de León over Dianne Feinstein

In a shocking move to give credence to the progressive movement and Alt-left in California, the executive committee of the California Democratic Party gave an endorsement to state Senate majority leader Kevin de León over sitting senator Dianne Feinstein.

de León, who faces Feinstein in the November general election under the state’s top-two system, fell short of the 60 percent of the vote needed for an endorsement at the state Democratic convention in February, but he won 65 percent over the weekend.

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Twenty-eight percent of executive committee members complied with Feinstein’s plea for party neutrality in the Democrat-versus-Democrat race, and another 7 percent voted to endorse the incumbent.

7%…that’s it.

Four times the number did NOT want to make a choice.

“Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the California Democratic Party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de León said in the statement. “Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to the world that California can forge a path for the rest of the nation.”

“While 217 delegates expressed their view on Saturday, Senator Feinstein won by 2.1 million votes and earned 70% of the Democratic vote in the California Primary election, carrying every county by double digits over her opponent,” Millman said in a statement. “We are confident that a large majority of California Democrats will vote to reelect Senator Feinstein in November.”

De León could also benefit from support from his fellow Latinos, who turned out very poorly in the primary but should vote in more representative numbers in November. A real wild card is the voting behavior of Republicans, who may think of Feinstein as an ancient partisan foe rather than as a relatively attractive “centrist.”

“I am respectfully asking you to vote no endorsement in the U.S. Senate race,” Feinstein said in a “Dear Friend” letter to the 350-plus party executive board members who will vote on the endorsements July 14 in Oakland. “Republicans would like nothing more than to see Democrats fighting each other … at the exact time we need to come together and focus on the general election.”

“The senator has spent many years building a good relationship with members of the state Democratic Party, and he would be honored to have their endorsement at the executive board meeting later this month,” de León spokesman Jonathan Underland said Thursday.

Feinstein turned 85 last month and has held the senate seat since 1992, over 25 years.

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