Democratic Senator Feinstein, 84, 'all in' on re-election

Feinstein running for reelection next year

Moulitsas was not the only left-leaning journalist to castigate Feinstein on Twitter shortly after she announced her 2018 Senate bid.

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. She said the change in gun laws must be permanent and codified by Congress, not addressed through regulations only. "I'm all in!" Feinstein tweeted.

Most elected Democrats are expected to support Feinstein, but at least one Democratic lawmaker from California has harshly denounced her. Feinstein turned 84 on June 22 and will be 91 at the conclusion of her next term.

The veteran Democrat had dodged questions about whether she would seek a fifth term, leaving her party in the nation's most populous state in limbo about whether to start grooming a possible replacement.

Feinstein said she supports DACA, but acknowledged the administration's argument that the order is on shaky legal ground.

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Joseph Sanberg, a former Wall Street investor and entrepreneur who successfully lobbied for California's earned income tax credit program, is another potential Feinstein primary challenger.

Speculation that she would not run again had persisted, fanning the political ambitions of a new generation of Californians, from Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank.

Feinstein also has continuously expressed reservations about the so-called single-payer health care plan championed by many progressives, including Vermont Independent Sen. "What Californians get from Dianne is someone who sticks to her principles and achieves results regardless of powerful opponents, from the assault weapons ban to the Central Intelligence Agency torture report".

"We are better off with her leadership and I look forward to continuing to fight together for California in the Senate".

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