California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has a dilemma and he’s hoping either Oprah Winfrey or NETFLIX can help him. With the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein today , it’s up to Newsom to appoint someone to fill her senate seat temporarily until the next election. He has said that he plans to appoint a black woman who will agree to take over the remainder of Dianne’s term and NOT run in 2024 – so that excludes current candidate, Representative Barbara Lee. (Since Barbara is already running against fellow Representatives, Adam Schiff and Katie Porter for the seat, Gavin felt it would give her an unfair advantage if he appoints her now.). Which leads to his dilemma. Gavin wants to appoint Oprah to the seat, but she previously said she had NO political aspirations. Unless he can coax Oprah into changing her mind, his plan B is Nicole Avant. Nicole is married to Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos and was a former Ambassador to the Bahamas appointed under Barack Obama. Our political source says that Oprah and Nicole are on the top of a short list of black women Gavin is considering.
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