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Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

Posted: October 16th, 2017, 7:37 am
by scrutney
national public radio

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.

Ending months of speculation about his political future, State Senate President Kevin de León of Los Angeles announced Sunday that he's challenging Feinstein for the Democratic nomination.

In an interview with KQED, de León acknowledged that challenging Feinstein is "akin to taking on the political monarchy, the establishment" and described it as "a David and Goliath battle."


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http://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/557946932 ... y-opponent

Re: Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

Posted: October 16th, 2017, 2:30 pm
by bieramar
She's 84 - time to bow out.

Re: Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

Posted: October 16th, 2017, 8:23 pm
by auntmartymoo
"bipartisan bridge builder" ?????

Re: Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

Posted: October 16th, 2017, 10:35 pm
by scrutney
hey...i just post them...i don't write them.