Screenshot courtesy of Politico | EMILY’s List President Laphonza Butler is a veteran organizer and well-known in Newsom’s orbit. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Gavin Newsom picks Laphonza Butler as Dianne Feinstein replacement

California’s governor chose a labor leader turned power player to serve in the Senate, and an adviser told POLITICO there were no preconditions about whether she could run in 2024.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will appoint EMILY’s List President Laphonza Butler to fill the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, elevating the head of a fundraising juggernaut that works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, according to a person familiar with the decision.

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