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Oct122017

POLITICS (National, State): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrats?: Commentary (George Skelton), "Will politics pass by Sen. Dianne Feinstein as both parties veer to extremes? Let's hope not"; also, "Steyer takes a shot at Feinstein, 'very much looking at the Senate seat'" ....

***Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrats?

* Los Angeles Times (George Skelton):  "Will politics pass by Sen. Dianne Feinstein as both parties veer to extremes? Let's hope not" - From the LAT:

Every ambitious politician yearning to replace Democrat Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate missed their best shot. They should have started running hard before she committed to the race.While Feinstein was still mulling over whether to run a sixth time at age 85 next year, Senate wannabes could have been flexing muscle and charming voters all over the state. They could have been selling a futuristic, progressive agenda while projecting youth and energy. Raising money and climbing in the polls.

No challenger may have been that capable. But if one had been, it might have startled Feinstein and prodded her to think twice: I haven’t had a tough race in 23 years. Do I really want to endure one again at my age? Perhaps she would have been deterred from seeking reelection and retired.

We’ll never know. That window closed when Feinstein tweeted Monday she was “all in” for another Senate term ...................

***ALSO:

* Sacramento Bee:  "Steyer takes a shot at Feinstein, 'very much looking at the Senate seat'"