California state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon says eh will challenge fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein's releelction next year.
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In a segment aired this morning (Monday) in "The California Report," Los Angeles-area state Senator Kevin De Leon talks about why he's mounting a primary challenge against fellow Democrat, longtime California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
KQED's John Sepulvado introduces excerpt from interview with California state Senator Kevin de Leon
In her quarter-century in the U.S. Senate representing California, Dianne Feinstein has built a reputation as a bipartisan bridge builder, a collegial member of a legislative body that values seniority and, at least until recently, civility.
But in the Trump era, a reputation like that may be a weakness, especially in California, home of the anti-Trump resistance where Hillary Clinton drew more than 60 percent of the vote last November.
U.S. Senator from California Dianne Feinstein has announced she'll seek her fifth full term in office. Feinstein listed gun violence, climate change, health care, and immigration as key reasons for her re-election bid yesterday (Monday). She'll likely once again be the favorite, but her decision to run has stirred unrest from within her own party. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
It looks like California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is running for re-election in 2018. But a new survey from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies suggests that Feinstein’s age could be a negative for some voters. As KQED’s Scott Shafer explains, seniority isn’t always a plus.