Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.
Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.
The candidate insists he hasn't backpedaled on the issue, but the rhetoric last week differs from earlier tough talk.
The Democrat says her Republican rival aligns with the party's "fringe element," known as the "alt-right."
Ashley Bell, the RNC's national director of African-American outreach, says the candidate was "very polite."