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Posted on 10/16/2017 9:50:31 AM PDT by qam1
LOS ANGELES (AP) A California legislative leader announced Sunday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, setting up a 2018 contest between two Democrats that will highlight generational, geographic and ideological contrasts in the party that dominates state politics.
The 84-year-old Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor and grande dame of California Democrats, will face state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, 50, a Los Angeles Hispanic who is largely unknown statewide.
In a brief video announcement posted online, De Leon promised to work for job growth and economic security in Washington, recalling his single immigrant mother who cleaned homes to pay the bills.
In an accompanying statement emailed to supporters, he vowed to aggressively fight the agenda of President Donald Trump, continuing the resistance of California government to Trump's proposals on health care, immigration and climate change. Democrats hold every statewide office and control both chambers of the Legislature.
The statement echoed criticism from liberal activists that the centrist Feinstein has been too accommodating in some of her assessments of the White House. De Leon was among the Democrats who berated Feinstein last summer after she suggested Trump could learn in time to become a "good president."
"We now stand at the front lines of a historic struggle for the very soul of America, against a President without one," De Leon wrote.
Trump "disregards our voices. Demonizes our diversity. Attacks our civil rights, our clean air, our health access and our public safety," he said.
The Senate leader enters the race, by standard measures, a long shot. De Leon is prevented by term limits from seeking another trip to Sacramento.
Feinstein has been a political fixture in the heavily Democratic state for years and is closely associated with issues that typically drive state voters......
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Usually they wait until the old baby boomer incumbent dies or retires, but it looks like here they are getting uppity.
SMH! Guess there’s not enough money in calibfornia to get a republicrat to run?
We should help both sides....LOL
Bring in the lie-ons—Let the Democratic blood-letting begin!
Diane Frankenstein vs. Daniel El Felon—who do I root for, LOL.
I think if you add up outflow over the past ten years...one out of every three GOP-voters left. Zero chance that they can ever be a significant voting force.
I’ll also go and suggest that most people who were over forty and had some private business interest in the state back fifteen years ago....have an interest to leave now, or have already left.
Kevin El Felon that is lol
Whap him with your purse, Dianne!
They been ‘uppity’ for quite some time now......................
Darth Vader to Di’s.
Use your white privilege Diane.
Quality Beer Mug needs to spend more time with her money.
Regardless of the fact it maybe a lost cause, but do you see Bannon not trying to find “one of us” to run against her replacement ( I don’t see her running again, she bows out )? I say go for it, what do have to freakin’ loose, throw the spaghetti against the wall..
First, ask De Leon why the Founding States made the Constitutions Section 8 of Article I; to limit (cripple) the federal governments powers.
Next, make sure that he is knowledgeable of the Supreme Court's clarifications of the federal governments limited powers listed here.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added]." Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
Also, ask De Leon if he will commit to supporting federal laws to prosecute state officials who make laws and policies which abridge constitutionally enumerated rights, 1st Amendment-protected religious expression and free speech for example, such actions prohibited by Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.
14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Finally, ask him if he would support the states amending the Constitution to repeal the ill-conceived 17th Amendment.
And don’t forget 2A, shall not be infringed.
De Leon is major factor in CA’s new (anti-)gun laws.
Mexifornia should have a Mexican Senator, right?
This is like, would you rather be stabbed to death or shot to death?
Isn’t this the ghost gun, 30 magazine clip, thousand rounds per nano second guy?
Probably like a choice between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.
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