This from Politico….
Senator Kamala Harris, darling of progressives, says she’d support a Feinstein reelection bid ‘100 percent’
In a robust defense of Dianne Feinstein, her embattled Democratic colleague, Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that she would back the state’s senior U.S. senator “100 percent” should Feinstein decide to run again in 2018, calling her a tireless fighter for “California values.”
“I am a strong supporter of Dianne, and if she decides to run again, I will be front and center in supporting her — and for lots of good reasons,’’ Harris told POLITICO on Thursday. “I may not agree with her on everything. But I admire and respect her. … I do strongly believe that she is one of the greatest public servants that California has had.”….
Ah, please re-read the headline on this post….
‘Darling of progressives’?
Isn’t that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren?
Harris is now the flavor of the month in California and increasingly for Democrats nationwide…
Harris’ impassioned defense came a day after a new poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies indicated that Feinstein’s job approval rating had fallen 9 points in recent months to 50 percent, with 36 percent now disapproving of her job performance. The poll also found that only 45 percent of Democrats were inclined to reelect Feinstein should she run for a fifth term, down from 56 percent in April.
By contrast, the IGS poll showed approval numbers for Harris — a darling of progressives and increasingly talked about as a potential presidential candidate in 2020 — were at 52 percent, with just 29 percent disapproval….
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