01 Mar

“Feinstein loses California Democratic Party’s endorsement”

As a campaign, we have tremendous respect for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s decades of service in the U.S. Senate.

But in this moment, and with Trump as our president, we must put forward our most progressive, passionate voices.

That’s why the news out of last weekend’s convention — that the party would not endorse their incumbent Senator — was so earth-shattering.
Just look at the headlines:

“Feinstein loses California Democratic Party’s endorsement”

—The Washington Post

“In Blow to Dianne Feinstein, California Democrats Won’t Endorse Senate Run”

—The New York Times

“California Democrats’ snub of party icon Dianne Feinstein could be a speed bump — or a signal”

—The Los Angeles Times

If you’re ready to send a powerful new leader and California Values to Washington, DC, chip in to Kevin’s campaign.

One of the reasons Senator Feinstein didn’t receive the endorsement, according to folks at the convention, was her lack of presence at California Democratic events throughout the year.

“But the senator from San Francisco is not a frequent presence at state party events, a point raised often over the weekend. ‘We have not seen her in 25 years,’ Latino caucus chairman Carlos Alcala said to hoots from the audience after Feinstein chose not to address their meeting.”

As Senate President and a product of San Diego, Kevin will never forget where he came from or who he is. And that means he’ll always have our backs.

Have Kevin’s back by contributing whatever you can afford to keep our campaign’s momentum going:

Thanks for stepping up,

Team KDL


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01 Mar



For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348
Maclen Zilber, (510) 508-9142
Jacobson & Zilber Strategies


Keeps Up Winning Streak of Back-to-Back Endorsements

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — Securing more crucial support in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, today State Senator Ed Hernandez earned the backing of the Long Beach Young Democrats.

Expressing his gratitude for the endorsement, Senator Hernandez released the following statement:

“I really appreciate this support from the Long Beach Young Democrats. These young activists are inspiring and their energy and enthusiasm are what we need to help elect strong Democrats up and down the ballot across California. Their endorsement means a great deal to me.”

This past weekend Senator Hernandez was the top vote getter among delegates at the California Democratic Party convention. With 1,157 votes cast in his favor at the California Democratic Party convention, Senator Hernandez received more delegate votes than any candidate running for Governor of California, where the top vote getter earned 1,087 votes, as well as more votes than California’s incumbent U.S. Senator, who received 1,023. Senator Hernandez triumphed at convention despite not surpassing the high 60% vote threshold required to win the endorsement.


Recently, State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez rolled out a new digital video ad, titled “Proven Progressive,” in his campaign for California Lieutenant Governor. The ad highlights some of the Senator’s high-powered endorsements, including from the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association, along with his 100% legislative voting scorecard from organizations like the California Labor Federation* and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California Advocates*.

To view Senator Hernandez’ video ad, “Proven Progressive,” click here.

Significantly, recently California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez’ groundbreaking drug transparency bill, SB-17, into law.  Senator Hernandez’ latest digital video ad, titled, “Life or Death,” features a moving testimonial from Kendall Renee, who is allergic to more than 95% of foods and carries at least four EpiPens with her at all times. Renee highlights Senator Hernandez’ efforts to combat skyrocketing drug costs in the ad.

View Hernandez’ “Life or Death” spot.

To view Senator Hernandez’ “Record of Progress,” digital video ad, click here.

View Senator Hernandez first digital video, titled  “A California Story,“.

A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities.  As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.

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