Tony Smith

KNX In Depth's Rob Archer and Larry Perel talk about who Governor Newsom might select to fill Senator Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat following her death. Tony Smith is a political science and law professor at UC Irvine. “Well, I think there’s two main alternatives for him. One would be Shirley Weber, who’s the current California Secretary of State. He appointed her and then she won the office in her own right when Alex Padilla went up to the Senate … A more outside-of-the-box and kind of exciting pick would be Laphonza Butler, who’s currently head of EMILYs List but has done a lot of different things in the state of California,” says Smith.

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