Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) officially declared her intention to run for reelection Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been an intense scramble of Golden State politics to succeed her.
A poll from UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found that 45 percent of registered voters would cast their ballots for Feinstein should she chose to run again. Lots more to do: "ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. said: "I am running for reelection to the Senate". But in an era of all-out ideological resistance to the Trump presidency, she has drawn fire from progressives for some of her more moderate stances.
Her analysis came several days after being criticized at a town hall meeting in San Francisco for expressing optimism about Trump becoming "a good president".
Should Feinstein, a Democrat, win and remain in her seat through 2021, she would become the longest-serving senator in California history, passing Hiram Johnson, who served 28 years starting in 1917.More news: DOJ lays out Trump admin's guidelines for religious liberties protections
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who has backed Justice Democrats, called Feinstein "out of touch with the grassroots" on economic and foreign policy. "We are better off with her leadership and I look forward to continuing to fight together for California in the Senate".
"Regulations aren't going to do it", she said in the interview which airs Sunday morning. Some of the Democrats now running for governor, including State Treasurer John Chiang, hadn't ruled out switching to a Senate campaign.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein wants another term in office.
Feinstein is the oldest USA senator but among several octogenarians, including Republicans Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Shelby, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts and John McCain.
"I am all in!" she wrote.