Calif Dems dump Feinstein from party endorsement for re-election to Senate

The hard left has consolidated its control of the Democratic Party in the nation's biggest state.  One of the longest serving (and richest) senators in the party was humiliated over the weekend, as the activists attending the California Democratic Party convention drove from the stage and denied her the customary deference an incumbent receives. Casey Toland of the Bay Area News Group writes: In a surprising show of discontent with one of California's most enduring political leaders, the state Democratic Party declined to make an endorsement in this year's U.S. Senate race on Sunday, snubbing Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her bid for a fifth full term. Her main challenger, State Senate leader Kevin de León, won the support of 54 percent of delegates at the state party convention here this weekend, short of the 60 percent needed to secure the party's endorsement. Feinstein received only 37 percent of the votes. The rebuke of...(Read Full Post)