Feinstein advances to general election, opponent undetermined

Feinstein advances to general election, opponent undetermined
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGOP, Kavanaugh accuser struggle to reach deal GOP Senate candidate: Allegations against Kavanaugh 'absurd' Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal MORE (D-Calif.) advanced in her state's Democratic primary on Tuesday, although her opponent in the California general election has not been determined. 

Feinstein was competing against 31 candidates in the primary, including California state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D). 

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Feinstein, who is her party's establishment favorite, walked away with 44 percent of the vote, while de Leon trailed at roughly 11 percent, and Republican James Bradley garnered nearly 9 percent of the vote in the heavily Democratic state. Six percent of the state's precincts had yet to report. 

Bradley has never held elected office and raised less than $5,000 in the run-up to the primary. 

De Leon, however, said he still feels good about the results. 

“We decided to give voters a real choice — between new ideas and the same old, same old,” de Leon told supporters, according to The Associated Press, adding “this race is a fight for California’s future.”

A Senate race between Feinstein and de Leon would not be the first time two Democrats faced off for a seat in California. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle MORE (D-Calif.) defeated Rep. Loretta SanchezLoretta L. SanchezFeinstein advances to general election, opponent undetermined Feinstein challenger faces uphill battle Calif. Senate candidate 'dabs' at debate MORE (D-Calif.) in 2016.