DeLeon Wins State Dem Party Nod Over Feinstein!


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Insurgent State Senator Kevin DeLeon has won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party over incumbent Dianne Feinstein in the runoff for U.S. Senator.  Early reports state that DeLeon received 65% of the votes by members of the party’s Executive Board at its Bay area meeting, exceeding the required 60% threshold for a win.  The result can be challenged for cause tomorrow morning.

Vern update: Our friend Victor is on the scene:

Exclusive interview with Kevin de León. Author of SB54 #SanctuaryState

Posted by Victor Valladares on Saturday, July 14, 2018

 

This is big, national news, and part of the ongoing story of progressives taking over the Democratic Party, the previous chapter being the primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)