Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing

DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) fail to get the CALIFORNIA Democratic Party's endorsement against likely primary challenger KEVIN DE LEÓN, the CALIFORNIA State Senate leader.

California Democrats didn't endorse in the governor's race, the state's other marquee contest this year. But the enthusiasm among Democratic candidates has, ironically, made that more hard.

Later they added: "Nearly two-thirds of the party's delegates voted against Feinstein, a startling result whose meaning should not be minimized..." She hasn't done enough to challenge President Trump, and the state party is moving hard left. A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California this month found her leading León by a margin of 46 percent to 17 percent. On Sunday morning, de Leon hailed the vote as "an astounding rejection of politics as usual". Along the way, Feinstein became the first woman to serve as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman ever to hold the job of mayor of San Francisco and the first woman to represent California in the United States Senate.

ABC7 News did not receive a response to our request for comments from Senator Feinstein or her office. It took Feinstein a while before she chose to vote against a spending bill last December and last January in order to show her protest over the Trump administration's immigration policy.

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The convention also highlighted the tensions between the progressives in the party and the establishment. "California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines".

Feinstein touted her successful measure banning assault weapons in 1994, which has since expired, and pledged she would not rest until a similar bill passes again.

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