All eyes on California Gov. Newsom to quickly name temporary Senate replacement for Feinstein
The death of 90-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein puts immense pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to quickly name a replacement for the trailblazing longtime Democratic senator.
With the death of Feinstein, the Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority becomes even more fragile. And her passing comes as a bitterly divided Congress faces votes to avert a government shutdown this weekend.
Feinstein announced months ago that she wouldn't seek re-election in 2024, and three major Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee — are currently running to succeed her.