D.C. Daily: California Democratic Party fails to endorse Dianne Feinstein

D.C. Daily: California Democratic Party fails to endorse Dianne Feinstein
Posted at 9:59 AM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 13:03:14-05

SAN DIEGO – Delegates at the California Democratic Party State Convention failed to endorse any candidates for U.S. Senate, governor and attorney general, denying Dianne Feinstein endorsement in her bid to stay seated in the U.S. Senate. 

The indecision sent shock through the party with 54 percent of the vote going to state Senate leader Kevin de Leon and 37 percent for Feinstein.

"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 late Saturday in a prepared statement.

Still, Feinstein holds a sizable lead over de Leon in statewide polls.

Meanwhile, the gubernatorial vote was split between Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. State Treasurer John Chiang, former state Superintendent Delaine Eastin and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The convention wraps up Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center with delegates expected to adopt the 2018 party platform.

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