Donald Trump

California Democrats could soon make it harder for incumbents to win their endorsement

California Democrats could soon make it harder for incumbents to win their endorsement

California Democratic leaders will consider making it harder for incumbents to win the state party’s endorsement, a move that could throw a kink in the intraparty race between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Senate Leader Kevin de León.

Under a proposal written by members of the party’s liberal wing, incumbents must secure votes from 60% of the delegates to win an endorsement — the same amount a challenger would need. Currently, incumbents need a simple majority. The issue will be debated and voted on this weekend at the state party’s executive board meeting in Millbrae.

Christopher P. Robson, a delegate from Long Beach and a co-author of the proposal, said the move...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
62°