Feinstein no show at Dems Convention

August 19, 2008 11:12:07 AM PDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has broken her ankle and will skip next week's Democratic National Convention. Feinstein, who was one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top supporters, was to have chaired California's delegation to the convention in Denver.

Feinstein says in a statement that she slipped and broke her ankle Friday while taking a walk in the forest in Lake Tahoe with Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California.

Feinstein was at a gathering of elected officials for what was called the Lake Tahoe Summit.

She said her doctor has advised her not to travel.