Discussing a potential presidential run by ultra-progressive Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, Professor Jacobson reminded readers of her quote, “We are not a wing of today’s Democratic Party. We are the heart and soul of today’s Democratic Party.”

Indeed.

Further confirmation may soon come from a battle for the U.S. Senate seat during the 2018 race. Many leftists in this state are unhappy with senior Senator Dianne Feinstein and are trying to encourage others to enters, including California Senate Pro Tem President Kevin de León.

He has heard their pleas and has been persuaded to do so.

California Senate leader Kevin de León on Sunday launched a bid to challenge fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein for her U.S. Senate seat, saying he is ready to wage a more aggressive fight against President Trump’s conservative agenda.

“We’re overdue for a real debate on the issues, priorities and leadership voters want from their senator,” De León said in an interview. “I think California needs a senator not just fully resistant to Trump’s presidency, but who understands the issues most Californians face every day.”

De León announced his bid in an email to supporters and a video, where he painted a dire picture.

“We now stand at the front lines of a historic struggle for the very soul of America, against a president without one,” he said. “Every day, his administration wages war on our people and our progress. He disregards our voices. Demonizes our diversity. Attacks our civil rights, our clean air, our health access and our public safety.”

De León (D-Los Angeles) said he will focus on improving quality of life, increasing educational opportunities, cleaning the environment and creating universal healthcare.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that De León spearheaded the Sanctuary State measure that just was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. In fact, he is so progressive that Feinstein seems like a veritable Margaret Thatcher in comparison.

If elected, the rest of the country is in for a real treat! While leading the fight to make California a “sanctuary state,” de León suggested half of his family would be deported for using falsified Social Security cards and other fake identification. According to a new book co-authored by my colleague Katy Grimes, “California’s War Against Donad Trump,” de León’s name was originally Kevin Leon and his has no private work experience, having gotten a start in his political life by being a community organizer for the powerful California Teachers Union.

It appears his intention in winning is to carry his war against the President to the nation’s capital.

“It has become abundantly clear that Atty. Gen. [Jeff} Sessions and the Trump Administration are basing their law enforcement policies on the principles of white supremacy — not American values,” de Leon said in a statement in April. “Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level.”

Feinstein incurred the wrath of California’s progressives when she suggested Trump could be a good president. She indicates that she would continue to oppose his policies, but where de León would actually differ is not completely clear.

In a telephone interview on Sunday, de León demurred when asked to name policy areas where he is more progressive than Feinstein, or specific issues that they disagree on. He said he would discuss those details as the campaign progressed (his formal announcement is Wednesday).

“The state has changed significantly over the last 25 years and we’re overdue for a real debate on the issues, priorities and leadership that voters want from their senator,” de León said, pinpointing the push for “Medicare for all,” climate change and policies affecting DACA recipients.

The purest blue tint is YInMn Blue (named after the elements that make it up: yttrium, indium, manganese), an inorganic blue pigment that was accidentally discovered in 2009 and commercialized in 2016. It appears that the upcoming US Senate election is poised to be the battle between traditional, Midnight blue and the fun, new YInMn Blue.

I’ll be right hair covering it, drowning my sorrows in nice, blue Romulan ale.