Kevin de León Runs Against Dianne Feinstein To Represent California In U.S. Senate Chris Remington Cody Drabble Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Democratic state Sen. Kevin De León has authored a measure that would create a new state education fund. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file, 2016 California Senate leader Kevin de León says voters should reject U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid. He says the 84-year-old incumbent’s moderate tone and record are out of touch with the increasingly liberal state she’s represented for the last quarter-century. In an interview with Capital Public Radio, de León criticized Feinstein for saying she hoped that Donald Trump would become a good president, and for not doing enough to advocate for DACA recipients. “This is not about ageism; any election should never be about age. It’s about having new energy and it’s about having new ideas that reflect the California of today. I think California has changed dramatically in the past 25 years. I do believe it’s time to usher in a new generation of leadership,” de León said. De León also said he believes Trump has committed impeachable offenses that make former President Richard Nixon look like a “choir boy.” Polls show de León trailing Feinstein by a wide margin. Her campaign has dismissed him as a termed-out politician looking for new job. He appears as part of our ongoing series of conversations with candidates for the U.S. Senate in California.