Pramila Jayapal Backs Barbara Lee In California Senate Race
India-West News Desk
SACRAMENTO, CA – Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal on May 21, endorsed Rep. Barbara Lee in the contest for the seat that is expected to be vacated by Senator Diane Feinstein’s seat.
“Barbara is a champion for justice who has been a persistent progressive voice in the U.S. House, and I know she’ll fight for our shared progressive values in the U.S. Senate,” Jayapal said in a statement.
“As a woman of color, I know representation matters and I’m excited for Barbara to bring her voice and her lived experience as a Black woman to the chamber so all of us can have a seat at the table. I’m proud to endorse Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate,” she added.
Others in the race are current reps Katie Porter and Adam Schiff. While Feinstein, 89, has said she will not seek reelection, polls have shown that the electorate want her out. In the corridors of Congress too there have been strong rumblings that she should leave.
“I am so grateful to have earned the trust and support of Congresswoman Jayapal,” Lee said in a statement. “She is one of the strongest voices for justice in Congress and it’s been my honor to fight alongside her for a more progressive future for all,” she added. “I’m running this campaign to bring this fight to the U.S. Senate and on Day One, I’m ready to use my experience and record of results to move California and our country forward.”
The California Senate primary is set for March 5.
A great example of pandering politics. Pramila would do or say anything for vote bank. A true opportunist clueless leader! Instead of competence, and her cronies are driven by pandering politics. In fact, the strategy is similar to the one used by Trump.May 26, 2023
Pramila is UGLY and STUPID. She should be deported to IndiaMay 26, 2023