Feinstein holds off progressive challenger to secure Senate seat

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SAN DIEGO — Incumbent Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein held off a challenge from her left and retain the US Senate seat she’s held since 1992.

Results showed Feinstein defeated her challenger, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. The incumbent had 54 percent of the vote to her challenger’s 46 percent with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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De Leon ran firmly to Feinstein’s left, challenging the long-serving senator, often described as a moderate, on issues including healthcare and her approach to combating the Trump administration.

The win gives Feinstein her fifth full term in the Senate.

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