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Dianne Feinstein wants Joe Biden to run against Trump in 2020

Cropped photo with Joe Biden and Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein and Joe Biden. Photo: Getty Images

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Politico Thursday that she believes former vice president and Delaware senator Joe Biden would be the ideal Democratic nominee to run against President Trump in 2020.

Why it matters: As more people announce their intent to run, endorsements like Feinstein's — who was elected to the Senate in 1992 — will only highlight the schism between the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. Biden has still yet to announce whether he he plans to run for president.

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