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Feinstein: No Point in Debating GOP Opponent

California's senior senator set to cruise to another term.



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    Sen. Dianne Feinstein sees better uses of her time than debating a GOP candidate.

    You can try to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, but California's senior senator just doesn't see the point.

    That was the reasoning given as to why Feinstein won't publicly debate her Republican opponent, a Danville activist named Elizabeth Emken, who received 12 percent of the vote in the June open primary, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    "I haven't seen the point" of participating in debates, said Feinstein, the former San Francisco mayor who has served in the Senate since 1992.

    Feinstein is one of the more powerful members of the Senate. She chairs several influential committees, "and I spend a lot of time on them," she said.

    Do the voters deserve to hear her debate an opponent?

    “I have the ability to say yes or no," she told the Chronicle. "And I’ve done this for a while.”

    "People know my views," Feinstein said. "I don't mince words."

    Indeed not. Voters go to the polls to inevitably re-elect Feinstein in November.


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