“Whom will Newsom appoint to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat? What we know”

LA Times:

With the death Friday morning of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Gov. Gavin Newsom now must decide who will fill her U.S. Senate seat until the next election.

Who will it be? Here is a breakdown of what we know from the pages of The Times…

Earlier this year, the governor appeared on MSNBC and was asked by host Joy Reid if he’d “restore” Harris’ seat by appointing a Black woman. Newsom leaped at the question.

“We have multiple names in mind,” he said, “and the answer is yes.”

Feinstein announced last year she would not run for another term.

The leading candidates to replace her are Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) , Adam B. Schiff of Burbank and Katie Porter of Irvine.

Lee has criticized Newsom, saying he should not limit his choice to a caretaker.

Although not mentioned in the article, my money is on California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, if she wants it.

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