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California Democratic Party Declines to Endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Re-Election Bid

This has to sting.

Following an appearance at a California Democratic convention in which members of the crowd chanted “time’s up” as she left the stage, the state’s party declined to endorse longtime Senator Dianne Feinstein as she seeks re-election.

The delegates voted for her primary rival, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon, 54 percent to 37 percent. Since neither candidate reached a 60 percent threshold, the party is withholding an endorsement in this race.

“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 Leon said in a statement, per Politico. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”

While the party’s delegates have expressed their approval for de Leon, Feinstein still seems in good position to win the Democratic primary. Polling shows her with a wide lead over de Leon among likely voters and she has a huge money advantage.

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