Feinstein Announces Reelection Bid, Likely to Face Primary

Clyde Nash
October 10, 2017

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the oldest current US senator, said on Monday she was "all in" to run for re-election next year in her home state of California.

Her decision to run for reelection comes in the face of grumbling from progressives in California over some of the senator's recent remarks about President Donald Trump. "It can't be changed by another president", said Feinstein, D-Calif., a longtime advocate of stricter gun control measures.

Progressives are purportedly frustrated enough about her views on President Trump, DACA and single-payer health care to mount a challenge for her seat.

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The announcement was first tweeted by an unverified Twitter account affiliated with Feinstin.

California Democrats until recently appeared on a almost endless wait to rise in political circles - with Feinstein and fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer as the state's long-standing US senators and fellow party member Jerry Brown serving four straight terms as governor.

Rep. Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley in Congress, told Jeff Stein of Vox that Feinstein "is out of touch with the grassroots of our party on economic policy and foreign policy".

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Still, Feinstein is expected to have the support of most establishment Democrats already in office, and she already has the endorsement of her fellow California Democrat in the Senate. "I'm in a position where I can be effective, and hopefully that means something to California", she said.

Feinstein said her narrowly-tailored proposal should be sufficient to earn bipartisan support, but so far, no Republican has signed on as a co-sponsor. The survey found that just 41 percent of adults say she should run for a sixth term and that only 43 percent of likely voters believe the senator should seek another term.

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. Kamala Harris and a rising star among liberals, quickly endorsed Feinstein in a Facebook post.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Garcetti wrote, "In this topsy-turvy world of the Trump administration, we need her seniority and her experience now, more than ever", in an invitation to the fundraiser, which he is co-hosting with his wife, Amy Wakeland.

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