DiFi is Running for Re-Election

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein announced on Twitter that she’s running for re-election to the Senate.

Retweeted Dianne Feinstein (@DianneFeinstein):

I am running for reelection to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti helped confirm this by announcing he was hosting a fundraiser for her in a short piece that ran in the LA Times this morning.

Politico reports Feinstein faces some intra-party opposition:

Feinstein, a centrist Democrat, will be seeking a fifth full term in the Senate despite some dissatisfaction on the left, including for her skeptical view of single-payer health care and support for some of President Donald Trump’s earliest nominees.

Despite widespread speculation that she could face a challenge from the party’s left flank, however, no prominent opponent has yet emerged. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Joseph Sanberg, a wealthy Orange County progressive activist, are both potential candidates, while some long-shot candidates have announced challenges to Feinstein, including a progressive lawyer, Pat Harris.