California’s senior U.S senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, 84, announced that she is running for reelection to the seat she has held since she was elected in 1992.
Also announcing to challenge Feinstein for the seat is the “Lion of Los Angeles,” State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León.
By itself, 50-year-old León’s challenge of 25-year veteran Feinstein would be interesting but not spellbinding. But with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s running for governor against former San Francisco mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, we have a very interesting situation.
This is a fascinating political scenario, the election year of 2018 in California, and it portends the same in future years in other states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado — states with heavy Hispanic futures.