California Dems Endorse Kevin de León for Senate
Leaders of the California Democratic Party on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to endorse Kevin de León for Senate over incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein. De León garnered 65% of the vote among the party's executive board members, Feinstein received 7% of the vote, and 28% voted "no endorsement." Sixty percent of the vote was needed for the party to officially endorse a candidate. In a statement shortly after the endorsement, de León renewed his call for a debate against Feinstein and celebrated the win. "Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the California Democratic Party isn't just an honor and a privilege; today's vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.," de León said in the statement. "Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to the world that California can forge a path for the rest of the nation." The endorsement comes with potentially millions of dollars of support, cash de León could use, as he trails Feinstein badly in fundraising and polls. More here.