California State Senator to Enter U.S. Senate Race Against Feinstein

By Paul Crookston

Another potential primary challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is signaling his intent to enter the race for the Senate seat she has held since 1992.

California Democratic state senate president Kevin de León will throw his hat into the ring to challenge Feinstein in the 2018 race, according to three sources who spoke to CNN. The 84-year-old senator announced Monday she would run for reelection, causing consternation on the progressive left even as she tried to get out ahead of de León.

In the state senate, de León represents Los Angeles and has helped pass measures directed at President Donald Trump, positioning himself as one of the president’s fiercest critics. The California state legislature has opposed Trump’s agenda by becoming a so-called sanctuary state, as well as trying to force him to release his tax returns and even passing a resolution calling for him to apologize for “racist and bigoted behavior.”

Feinstein, however, took criticism from the left in August for expressing the hope that Trump would change to be more cooperative with Democrats.

“I just hope he has the ability to learn and to change, and if he does, …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon