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Coming soon to a Senate race near you: Dianne Feinstein v. Kevin de León?




California State Senator Kevin de Leon delivers a speech on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
California State Senator Kevin de Leon delivers a speech on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Longtime state Senator Dianne Feinstein’s announcement to seek a sixth term has reshaped political ambitions in California.

An open race could have brought younger blood to CA politics, as well as infuse energy to a beleaguered Democratic Party.

Feinstein’s declaration has apparently not deterred one person from thinking about entering the race. And that’s CA Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, according to sources close to the lawmaker.

Los Angeles Times reporter Melanie Mason and Capital Public Radio’s Ben Bradford join Larry to discuss the potential matchup.

Guests:

Melanie Mason, reporter for the LA Times covering state government and politics in Sacramento; her piece for the paper today looks at de León’s potential run; she tweets @melmason

Ben Bradford, state government reporter for Capital Public Radio; he tweets @JBenBradford