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Why a new progressive congressman has been pushing for a Democrat to challenge Feinstein

Why a new progressive congressman has been pushing for a Democrat to challenge Feinstein

California Democrat Ro Khanna won his House seat by beating an incumbent from his own party, and he’s been urging others to do the same.

He’s targeting 84-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who last week announced she would run for a fifth full term. Though many California Democrats instantly rallied around her, Khanna called her “out of touch with the grass roots” and said the endorsements showed “D.C. insiders continue to privilege protecting one of their own over voters’ concerns.”

It was a bold, but not out of character, move for the Fremont representative who began his congressional career less than a year ago by beating Democratic incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, saying it was...

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