Newsom taps Laphonza Butler as interim pick to fill Sen. Feinstein’s seat

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he plans to appoint Laphonza Butler to fill the Senate seat left vacant after Dianne Feinstein’s passing. Butler previously served as a labor leader and as advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Butler had most recently been working as the president of EMILY’S List, a political action committee working to elect Democrat pro-choice women. 

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