SACRAMENTO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein won California Gov. Jerry Brown’s endorsement Tuesday in her bid for a fifth full term in Washington.

Brown, in the final year of his fourth term as governor, is the latest prominent California Democrat to line up behind Feinstein as she battles a challenge from a fellow Democrat. State Sen. Kevin de Leon argues Feinstein hasn’t been liberal enough or stood up to Trump with enough force on immigration and other issues.

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In making his endorsement, Brown offered a different take, saying Feinstein will protect health care, immigrants and the environment.

“More than ever, we need Dianne Feinstein’s steady leadership in the US Senate — she’s exactly the right person to ensure that Trump is held accountable,” he said in a statement.

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Brown’s endorsement of Feinstein is not surprising. The two are longtime friends; Feinstein was the officiant at Brown’s wedding.

De Leon’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While many top elected Democrats are behind Feinstein, she failed to secure the endorsement of the California Democratic Party at a gathering of activists in February. De Leon did not receive the endorsement either, but earned more activist support than Feinstein.

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