Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stated that she is not going to search re-election in 2024, confirming hypothesis that she would forgo one other run.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had already entered the race, anticipating Feinstein’s resolution to retire from the Senate.
“I’m asserting at the moment I cannot run for reelection in 2024 however intend to perform as a lot for California as I can by means of the top of subsequent yr when my time period ends,” Feinstein stated. “Even with a divided Congress, we will nonetheless move payments that may enhance lives.”
“Every of us was despatched right here to resolve issues. That’s what I’ve performed for the final 30 years, and that’s what I plan to do for the subsequent two years. My because of the individuals of California for permitting me to serve them.”
Feinstein, 89, has served within the Senate since 1992. She beforehand was mayor of San Francisco and made an unsuccessful run for governor of California in 1990.
The race to succeed doubtless will likely be a fierce intra-party battle, as Schiff and Porter every have a longtime base of donors and important profiles on the nationwide stage. One other Home member, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), reportedly is planning to get within the race as effectively.