A stunned California press corps is reporting that the California Democratic Party “took a step to the left” by endorsing” liberal state lawmaker” Kevin de León for Senate.
It was a stinging rebuke of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The endorsement was an embarrassment for Feinstein, who is running for a fifth full term, and indicates that Democratic activists in California have soured on her flip-flopping on important issues, and wealthy inside-the-beltway lifestyle.
De León received 65% of the vote.
“We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century,” De León said in a statement shortly after the endorsement was announced.