Senator Dianne Feinstein fails to receive party backing

Michele Moreno
March 1, 2018

Throughout her career, including when she served as mayor of San Francisco, Ms. Feinstein has been more of a centrist and has struggled for support in the most liberal wing of the party.

In northeastern Orange County's 39th congressional district, where Republican Congressman Ed Royce is retiring, none of the 8 Democrats running received the party's endorsement, despite Democrats raising $5,548,073 for the primary overall. "Both of them have long histories of service to the state, to the country and to the party".

Breitbart News is a Syndicated news and opinion website providing continuously updated headlines to top news and analysis sources. Kevin de Leon, her main primary challenger. On Saturday, de León said, "The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over".

Dianne Feinstein was seeking her fifth straight term to fight against the Republicans in Washington. Polling shows her with a wide lead over de Leon among likely voters and she has a huge money advantage. 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. Feinstein also recently said that former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump is ending, was on shaky legal ground.

The party's indecision highlights a major rift within the progressive movement, with politicians and activists unsure how to tackle President Trump and their GOP opponents ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, she promised she would never back funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

The 76-year-old who lives in Mill Valley said that the political establishment and the media would come after him if he decides to run.

Information for this article was contributed by Kathleen Ronayne of The Associated Press, and by Adam Nagourney of The New York Times.

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