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Newsom to appoint Feinstein successor

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the selection of Laphonza Butler as his appointment to succeed Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein, 90, died Friday. She was the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history with more than 30 years in the Senate.

Butler leads Emily’s List, an organization that helps Democratic women win elections.

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