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John Chiang
John Chiang (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Delaine Eastin
Delaine Eastin (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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  • California Democrats

Trump is a clear and present danger to every single person in this room .… We have to put principles above politics. So we can't be polite in discussing this corrupt president.

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I’ve taken Vladimir Putin’s favorite president to court 28 times.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, center left, meets with supporters after a breakfast at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, center left, meets with supporters after a breakfast at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego. (Phil Willon / Los Angeles Times)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein stuck to core Democratic themes in a speech to delegates at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego on Saturday, saying President Trump has disgraced the White House, and highlighting her decades-long support for the assault weapons ban and protecting immigrants.

The senator, who is running for her fifth full term, also indirectly touched on the intraparty challenge she faces from state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León of Los Angeles. 

De León lags far behind in the polls and fundraising but has picked up strong support from labor unions and has at least an outside shot at nabbing the state party’s endorsement this weekend.

Ingrid Gunnel must feel like the most popular voter in Southern California.

Democratic activists in Orange County threw an impromptu party with cake, party hats and singing after Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced he was retiring.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein is courting Democrats this weekend in hopes of winning the state party’s endorsement for her reelection campaign.

She is trying to beat back a challenge from the left by state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León of Los Angeles. It could be a major blow to Feinstein if she fails to land the party nod after representing California in the Senate since 1992.

She received a warm welcome at a women’s caucus meeting Saturday morning. 

  • 2018 election
  • California Democrats

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer plans to unveil a new minute-long television ad Saturday focused on Russian interference in the presidential election as he addresses California Democrats gathering for their annual convention.

The spot, which will air on cable channels nationwide, is part of Steyer’s $40-million effort calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

“What would our founding fathers want us to do about this president,” Steyer asks, standing in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed.