Dianne Feinstein

California's U.S. Senate candidates are on their own as the national Democratic Party sits it out

California's U.S. Senate candidates are on their own as the national Democratic Party sits it out

The president has endorsed a candidate. The seat hasn’t been open since 1992. It’s one of the most expensive states from which to run for Congress. Either person on the ballot would make history.

California’s U.S. Senate race has all the makings of a contest that would attract national attention, huge fundraising and a flood of high-profile appearances from out-of-state friends trying to help their nominee win. 

Except this year, there are two Democrats on the ballot. 

It’s clear the national party favors one — Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris — but given she faces someone from her own party, the...

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