In a sharp setback for seasoned Senator Dianne Feinstein and her effort to win a sixth term representing California in the US senate, California’s Democratic Party has declined to endorse the state’s own senior senator in her re-election bid.
Politico reported neither Feinstein nor her main opponent Kevin de Leon reached the 60-percent threshold required to receive the party endorsement for 2018. But the snubbing of Feinstein led de Leon to claim a victory for his struggling campaign.
“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,” a statement issued by de Leon Sunday morning said.
“California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”
In an aggressive appeal to thousands of delegates…