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Candidates for U.S. Senate

Action News Now is breaking down the candidates in major races in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2018 3:35 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2018 12:56 PM


Dianne Feinstein - 3,413,859 votes, 54.3 percent
Kevin de León - 2,871,488 votes, 45.7 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.


One of the major races on the ballot on Nov. 6 is for United States Senate. 


  • Serves as one of two Senators who represent California's interests in the United States Congress.

  • Proposes and votes on new national laws.

  • Votes on confirming federal judges, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and many high-level presidential appointments to civilian and military positions.


Dianne Feinstein, Democrat


"As California's Senator, I work hard every day to be a strong and effective voice for our state's progressive values, and I was proud to win the California Primary election with 70% of the Democratic vote. I'm a consistent advocate for universal health care, women's rights, LGBTQ rights and the rights of immigrants. I've taken on the NRA to get assault weapons off our streets, fought for equal pay for women, and sponsored legislation to protect Dreamers and end the outrageous policy of separating children from their parents at the border. I've championed economic opportunity that lifts all Californians, especially working families who struggle in today’s economy..." 

To read Feinstein's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

Kevin de León, Democrat


"I am honored to be the California Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate. The President is hell-bent on dividing our people and demeaning our California ideals. The Washington status quo is either unwilling or incapable of fighting back. Californians deserve a Senator who will fight for their futures with passion and independence. Like many of us chasing the American dream, I understand nothing is handed to you. Only in America could an immigrant housekeeper's son, like me, grow up to lead the California Senate..." 

To read de León's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

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