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The Thursday Politics Thread Gets 9% of The Vote


The Republican candidate running for Dianne Feinstein in the open primary, got 9% of the vote. While Feinstein won comfortably with 44% of the vote, the only other candidate to qualify was fellow Democrat, Kevin De Leon. So, in November, the race will effectively be about which Democrat represents California more. Now, this isn’t news to Californians, it’s an open primary system. This has happened before, it can happen again.


But I’m interested in what this will say about Democratic politics going forward. What have these primaries told us about how things are going to shape up in the mid-terms? Will Dems back the incumbent candidate that gestures towards further left policy issues, or will they buck the incumbency model and vote in those whom have campaigned hard on these issues? Is it too soon to tell?

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