Black Democrats Furious at Newsom for Not Picking Barbara Lee

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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Several leading black Democrats are criticizing California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for nominating Laphonza Butler of Maryland to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate vacancy instead of current Senate candidate Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).

Butler has lived in California, and owns a home in the state, but lives in Maryland and must register to vote in the Golden State before becoming constitutionally eligible to replace Feinstein, who died Friday at the age of 90.

Lee has been running to replace Feinstein, whose retirement was announced earlier this year. Butler may be able...

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