FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 14, 2018

CONTACT: Jonathan Underland //

OAKLAND, CA – Tonight, in a historic vote, the California Democratic Party endorsed State Senator Kevin de León for U.S. Senate over 25-year incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

65% of the California Democratic Party united behind bold leadership and endorsed State Senator Kevin de León, while only 7% voted for Senator Feinstein. Senator Kevin de León released the following statement:

“First, to the members of the California Democratic Party, this is your victory.

"Earning the endorsement of so many leaders and activists of the California Democratic Party isn’t just an honor and a privilege; today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C. Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to the world that California can forge a path for the rest of the nation.

“The nation’s most accomplished Democratic Party is leading the call for a new generation of leadership who will fight to advance a bold agenda. I have never been more committed to giving every Californian a real opportunity to succeed.

“We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century. As the California Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, I renew my call for a debate.”

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