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De León Is Progressive Alternative to Feinstein in Senate Race



Portrait of U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de Leon
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State Sen. Kevin de León visited Fresno on Tuesday (Aug. 1) and talked about his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat.
In this edition of Take Five, de León answered questions on these topics:
—  How he would represent the Valley’s interests in the Senate.
— The Donald Trump presidency. De León says Trump “is a clear and present danger” to California and its economic prosperity.
— Why Congress needs to pass its first comprehensive immigration reform legislation since Ronald Reagan was president.
— How clean energy helps American families and the U.S. economy.
— His path to upsetting the centrist Feinstein, who has been in the Senate since 1992.
(Click on the video above for León’s answers.)

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email