Democrats Decline To Endorse Feinstein: Morse Gets House Endorsement

Laura Christensen
March 1, 2018

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein was not afforded an endorsement by the Democratic Party of California as she attempts to earn an appointment to Washington for the fifth time. Since neither candidate reached a 60 percent threshold, the party is withholding an endorsement in this race.

It's not the first time Feinstein was denied the state party's endorsement.

Most California voters say they don't know enough about de León to have an opinion about him.

The results were a sign of discomfort among many liberals who believe Feinstein should do more to challenge President Trump - and of de León's strong connections to the party's activist left flank.

"The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over", he said. De Leon came closer with 54 percent to her 37 percent. "California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines". Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for re-election at its annual convention in San Diego early Sunday.

"California's greatness comes from acts of human audacity, not congressional seniority", de León said.

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ABC7 News did not receive a response to our request for comments from Senator Feinstein or her office.

But the party was fractured. It failed to unite behind a single candidate in the majority of statewide races, including for governor, where four Democrats are vying to replace outgoing Gov. It took Feinstein a while before she made a decision to vote against a spending bill last December and last January in order to show her protest over the Trump administration's immigration policy.

De Leon argues that Feinstein, who is considered to be the establishment pick, has grown out of touch with the more progressive California that has developed since she began her political career.

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But de Leon, who authored "sanctuary state" legislation to limit California authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officials, has argued that Feinstein historically failed to stand up for young illegal immigrants brought to the children.

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