Elections, Politics, States

Not Liberal Enough: CA Dems Snub Sen. Feinstein

Sen. Diane Feinstein is a fixture of California politics and one of the longest-serving members of the U.S. Senate.

She’s also ranked among the most liberal members.

But apparently she’s not liberal enough for the CA Democrat Party.

This weekend, the party met at their annual convention to consider endorsements.

That’s when delegates gave more votes to state Sen. Kevin de León than to Feinstein.

Kevin de León is the leader of the CA State Senate who is arguably the most liberal member of the entire legislature backing massive gun control, draconian environmental regs and essentially open borders.

This is one of those rare occasions when we’re hoping Feinstein wins. The alternative is unthinkable.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Senator Dianne Feinstein, one of the most liberal Democratic members in the U.S. Senate, just isn’t liberal enough for the crazy wing of the party.

At the Democrats’ state convention, Feinstein failed to receive the endorsement of the party — a snub that shows just how far left the party has lurched just since the 2016 election.

Politico:

Riven by conflict between progressive and more moderate forces at the state party’s annual convention here, delegates favored Feinstein’s progressive rival, state Senate leader Kevin de León, over Feinstein by a vote of 54 percent to 37 percent, according to results announced Sunday.

Neither candidate reached the 60 percent threshold required to receive the party endorsement for 2018. But the snubbing of Feinstein led de León to claim a victory for his struggling campaign.

“The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” de León said in a prepared statement. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”

A centrist Democrat, Feinstein has long maintained an uneasy relationship with activists who dominate state party conventions, and the vote this weekend — while embarrassing — was not unexpected. The result followed two days of lobbying by the candidates in convention speeches and throughout the convention halls.

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