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Letters: Why she’s going to vote for Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Re “He announced a run for Feinstein’s seat. Then a harassment scandal broke under his roof.” (sacbee.com, Jan. 4): Several years ago, I met Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C. My late husband and I were traveling through the area and decided to stop and see the sites again. I called Feinstein's office, and they suggested we time our visit to a Wednesday when she scheduled weekly events with her staff and herself to meet constituents. We followed her suggestion. She answered questions and had staff experienced in certain areas meet personally with constituents. After the question and answer period, she had individual staffers take us on a tour of the Senate building. My husband was disabled and unable to go up and down stairs, so she had a staffer take us on a personal tour using elevators. It was very special. Later on, I heard that meeting with constituents had been a tradition for many senators, but that Feinstein was the only one still doing them. Feinstein had my vote from her first campaign, and she has my vote now. I appreciate that Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon wants to fight Donald Trump whose policies I dislike immensely, but maybe Feinstein is right, and one can achieve more with honey than vinegar.

Patricia Davis, Carmichael

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