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True Dough

(17,446 posts)
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 02:38 PM Sep 2023

Lee, Porter, or Schiff? Who would be the best replacement for Feinstein as senator?

Who's your preference?


57 votes, 6 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Barbara Lee
7 (12%)
Adam Schiff
30 (53%)
Katie Porter
20 (35%)
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Lee, Porter, or Schiff? Who would be the best replacement for Feinstein as senator? (Original Post) True Dough Sep 2023 OP
You have to think Newsom will pick a stopgap replacement... regnaD kciN Sep 2023 #1
He has said as much leftieNanner Sep 2023 #5
But he's on record saying he will pick a Black woman. DickKessler Sep 2023 #16
I believe he's stated as such Lettuce Be Sep 2023 #6
That preference goes to one man. Omnipresent Sep 2023 #2
Boxer. beaglelover Sep 2023 #3
Most likely Lee from that group. underpants Sep 2023 #4
Lee is also running for Feinstein's seat. herding cats Sep 2023 #15
Oh. Then it will be someone else underpants Sep 2023 #19
Lee got mad at Newsom because he said MurrayDelph Sep 2023 #24
👍 underpants Sep 2023 #27
They are all in a primary... 2naSalit Sep 2023 #7
Obviously None of These Should Be Chosen - They All Plan to Run Indykatie Sep 2023 #8
That's a good idea. Nt spooky3 Sep 2023 #10
That would be a good solution. gordianot Sep 2023 #13
I would like if he just appointed a retired teacher or something JI7 Sep 2023 #9
Maxine Waters Pantagruel Sep 2023 #11
Lee, since Newsom promised to appoint a 'black woman.' bigtree Sep 2023 #12
Lee is my preference in the primary but Newsom won't (and shouldn't) appoint her. DickKessler Sep 2023 #14
It will be none of them Fiendish Thingy Sep 2023 #17
If I was voting, Porter JCMach1 Sep 2023 #18
He should pick a caretaker and let the race unfold. ellisonz Sep 2023 #20
The appointed senator for the stopgap has to be someone who already knows Congress Justice Sep 2023 #21
For the interim I'd like to see Barbara Boxer or Jackie Spier as the place holder kimbutgar Sep 2023 #22
Katie Porter nt Raine Sep 2023 #23
Katie is going to be a great senator. Emile Sep 2023 #25
Porter but I feel the other two would also be great mvd Sep 2023 #26
whoever wins the election... WarGamer Sep 2023 #28

regnaD kciN

(26,047 posts)
1. You have to think Newsom will pick a stopgap replacement...
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 02:40 PM
Sep 2023

…who isn’t any of those currently running.

underpants

(183,198 posts)
4. Most likely Lee from that group.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 02:42 PM
Sep 2023

The Democratic governor has promised to appoint a Black woman. He has also promised to avoid the field of candidates already running for Feinstein’s seat, which was set to expire at the end of next year and includes Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the state’s most prominent Black women currently serving in elected office.

https://apnews.com/article/feinstein-replacement-newsom-democrat-death-528b55aa50d06aa3901b16c129aa3fe0

MurrayDelph

(5,312 posts)
24. Lee got mad at Newsom because he said
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 04:37 PM
Sep 2023

It would be an interim appointment, and not from the announced candidates, so as to not give that person an unfair advantage.

Lee, as the only black female in on the race, took umbrage with an interim appointment, when without that incumbency she comes in third.

Indykatie

(3,701 posts)
8. Obviously None of These Should Be Chosen - They All Plan to Run
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 02:51 PM
Sep 2023

It'd be nice if Boxer was chosen given her history and relationship with Feinstein.

JI7

(89,315 posts)
9. I would like if he just appointed a retired teacher or something
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 02:53 PM
Sep 2023

maybe sometime that taught something related like US history, government etc

DickKessler

(369 posts)
14. Lee is my preference in the primary but Newsom won't (and shouldn't) appoint her.
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 03:00 PM
Sep 2023

Let the voters decide IMO.

Fiendish Thingy

(15,744 posts)
17. It will be none of them
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 03:20 PM
Sep 2023

At least for the interim period before the next Congress convenes in January 2025.

Justice

(7,188 posts)
21. The appointed senator for the stopgap has to be someone who already knows Congress
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 03:33 PM
Sep 2023

Personally, I'd appoint Barbara Boxer. Alternatives would be Jackie Speier, although she is a former Representative.

Too important a period of time to appoint someone who doesn't know the Senate or at least Congress.

kimbutgar

(21,332 posts)
22. For the interim I'd like to see Barbara Boxer or Jackie Spier as the place holder
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 03:49 PM
Sep 2023

Karen Bass just got elected as mayor of LA and she is needed there. The only other black woman I can think of is Maxine Waters.

mvd

(65,190 posts)
26. Porter but I feel the other two would also be great
Fri Sep 29, 2023, 04:51 PM
Sep 2023

None of the three however will likely be appointed to the interim seat.

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