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.READ MORE: Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern California
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.READ MORE: Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles East Bay Near Hercules
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.MORE NEWS: New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation
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