Skip to comments.California State Senator to Enter U.S. Senate Race Against Feinstein
Posted on 10/12/2017 5:20:51 PM PDT by markomalley
Another potential primary challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is signaling his intent to enter the race for the Senate seat she has held since 1992.
California Democratic state senate president Kevin de León will throw his hat into the ring to challenge Feinstein in the 2018 race, according to three sources who spoke to CNN. The 84-year-old senator announced Monday she would run for reelection, causing consternation on the progressive left even as she tried to get out ahead of de León.
In the state senate, de León represents Los Angeles and has helped pass measures directed at President Donald Trump, positioning himself as one of the presidents fiercest critics. The California state legislature has opposed Trumps agenda by becoming a so-called sanctuary state, as well as trying to force him to release his tax returns and even passing a resolution calling for him to apologize for "racist and bigoted behavior."
Feinstein, however, took criticism from the left in August for expressing the hope that Trump would change to be more cooperative with Democrats.
"I just hope he has the ability to learn and to change, and if he does, he can be a good president," she said, receiving boos from the San Francisco audience.
She later said she is "under no illusion that it's likely to happen and will continue to oppose his policies."
De León will likely be one of multiple contenders for Feinsteins seat. A source said Democratic mega-donor and environmentalist Tom Steyer is "very much looking at the Senate race," and in a letter Wednesday he also called on Democrats to impeach Trump.
"This is no time for patience' Donald Trump is not fit for office. It is clear for all to see that there is zero reason to believe he can be a good president,'" Steyer wrote, referring to Feinstein's previous comments.
Feinstein has supported some Republican initiatives such as tax cuts under former president George W. Bush, and Vox Media co-founder Markos Moulitsas called her "the most pro-Trump Blue-state Dem in the country." He also expressed interest in de León's candidacy.
California has an open primary in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, face off in the general election. The primary will be held on June 5, 2018.
She usually knows how to conduct herself in public like a mature adult - that’s the problem she is going to have among the child-like, nutcase Democrat base. Maturity and intellectual honesty have little place in the Democrat Party and she occasionally does show glimmers of it. The Democrat base is more apt to want someone like Kamala Harris who grills a nominee for the CIA on the validity of NASA global warming data.
Doesn’t matter who is running against her.. They are both commies..
DeLeon and Steyer are not improvements for old DiFi. The D’s need a credible candidate if they want to start rebuilding the party. ( Tho it’s likely any raving commie lunatic ahole with a D behind his name will win Californication)
Isn’t DeLeon family Illegals? If his family are, I wonder if he is Illegal too. How in the hell is this happening allowing non-citizens to rule over American Citizens?....sigh
Mexifornia should have a Mexican Senator, right?
Too funny. Feinstein’s in a box. She knows how many illegals actually vote in California and now she’s running against a Mexican.
Yep that’s the guy. Kevin (accent on the last syllable) De Leon also says that he and his homeboys “are going to take it to the streets”, whatever that means.
I thought that Caitlyn Jenner would be running, too, as a Republican.
One floater in the Demonicrat political toilet bowl is just as yummy as another Demonicrat floater.
Kevin “My Family is all Illegal” Deleon. Between him and Camel-Uh “I *ucked King Willie Brown To Get Muh Senate Seat” Harris, the whole cesspool of Cal’s Commie Red counties should be nuked from orbit.
He’s worse (she’ll vote the right way maybe 10% of the time as opposed to zero), and she’s old and could die and open the seat up at any time.
If it’s those 2 in the stupid top-two runoff, I’ll have to endorse DiFi, as I did Sanchez over Harris. Republicans could have deprived rats of a possible POTUS/VPOTUS candidate by stopping Harris but no one cared enough.
What do you mean rebuild the party. The Democrats are out-and-out communists now. The white working and middle-class have abandoned them. They are just a party that caters to coastal elites and minority urban dwellers.
Deleon is a hardcore Marxist. Hope Feinstein, who is a fool, beats him in the primary, then drops dead of exhaustion.
Now that would be what I call a real “Two-fer”.
Is her husband still in jail or did he avoid it over the real estate insider dealing? It’s Chinatown, you know.
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