California Dems not happy that Feinstein will run again

California Dems not happy that Feinstein will run again
(Image: Screen grab of video via Twitter, @JasonCalvi)

[Ed. – Politics in California now.  Feinstein, who made headlines around here this week for her bizarre claim that 40 million Californians “don’t want concealed carry,” isn’t far enough left for the up-and-coming Democrats.]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is running for re-election. After weeks of speculation, the California Democrat decided to come out of the bunker and announce her plans to run for anther term yesterday. The progressive Left is not happy about it. In fact, their reception has been ice cold. While Feinstein hails from deep blue California, she’s somewhat more centrist than where the progressive base is heading. Vox had a decent rundown of the situation on the ground. There is a question about whether the vocal left wing of the Democratic Party can oust an entrenched Democratic incumbent, like Feinstein. …

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who has backed [Bernie Sanders-linked] Justice Democrats, called Feinstein “out of touch with the grassroots” on economic and foreign policy. …

But it’s far from clear if the left has the political muscle to topple the long-serving Democratic senator.

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