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Albert R. Hunt

The Left's Shoddy Attack on Feinstein

Activists would present Republicans with a November gift by undermining Democratic pragmatists.
Rebuffed.

Rebuffed.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrats in California are showing how the party could undermine its own cause in midterm elections in November.

By rebuffing the re-election bid of the state's four-term senator, Dianne Feinstein, over the weekend, the Democratic left wing is exposing its preference for ideological purity over the pragmatism the party would need to turn widespread distaste for President Donald Trump into a historic political victory.