Uh Oh: California Democratic Party Didn't Endorse Feinstein's Re-election Bid

Marsha Scott
March 1, 2018

Since neither candidate reached a 60 percent threshold, the party is withholding an endorsement in this race.

With Democrats still licking their wounds from the 2016 election, some of the party's biggest stars, including U.S. Sen.

If Savage were to run, he would be challenging Feinstein as she seeks a fifth full term in a contest that does not have a prominent Republican or independent candidate. But the enthusiasm among Democratic candidates has, ironically, made that more hard. But, the California Democratic Party was not in favor of making her as a candidate to fight against the Republicans this time. Still, for all her difficulties, she has appeared to be in a dominant position leading into the June 5 primary with Mr.de León.

No official endorsement was given either to the four Democrats that involved in the race to replace Governor Jerry Brown. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is courting more moderate and even conservative voters, won just 9 percent.

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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. Feinstein has been a target of the far-left of the progressive wing at least since 1990, when she announced to grumblings and boos that she was a supporter of the death penalty.

Feinstein touted her successful measure banning assault weapons in 1994, which has since expired, and pledged she would not rest until a similar bill passes again.

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.

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