FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, state Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, speaks in Sacramento, Calif. De Leon announced, Thursday, Dec. 7 that Senate Democrats plan to choose state Sen. Atkins, D-San Diego, as the chamber's next leader in a January vote. De Leon, who will be termed out of office in 2018, is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, state Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, speaks in Sacramento, Calif. De Leon announced, Thursday, Dec. 7 that Senate Democrats plan to choose state Sen. Atkins, D-San Diego, as the chamber's next leader in a January vote. De Leon, who will be termed out of office in 2018, is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rich Pedroncelli, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, state Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, speaks in Sacramento, Calif. De Leon announced, Thursday, Dec. 7 that Senate Democrats plan to choose state Sen. Atkins, D-San Diego, as the chamber's next leader in a January vote. De Leon, who will be termed out of office in 2018, is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rich Pedroncelli, File AP Photo

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