(KTXL) — U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said that she will not run for another term but even prior to her announcement, some fellow California democrats had already declared they would campaign for her seat.
Feinstein has represented California in the U.S. Senate since 1992 and at 89 is currently the oldest member of Congress.
Had Feinstein won another term, she would have established a new record for the oldest-serving person ever in Congress in the first two months of the 6-year term.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.)
Rep. Katie Porter was the first elected representative to announce her candidacy when she publicly declared her intent to run on Jan. 10.
Porter has made a name for herself nationally through her use of visual aids and by asking pointed questions to business executives and government leaders in congressional hearings.
Porter was first elected to the house in 2018 and currently represents California’s 47th congressional district, which is located in Orange County.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents California’s 30th congressional district, which covers parts of Glendale and Burbank, announced his candidacy for the 2024 election Thursday.
Schiff was a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump and served on the United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
Schiff has served in Congress since 2001.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
Rep. Barbara Lee had her decision to run leak a few weeks early before she officially announced in late February.
One defining moment in Lee’s congressional career came when she cast the only vote in either House of Congress against the Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001 following the Sept. 11 attacks, which to this day her office calls a “blank check for endless war.”
Lee took office in 1998 and represents California’s 12th congressional district which covers Oakland and the surrounding area.
Rep. Ro Khanna, who was considered a contender for Feinstein’s seat announced he would not be running and that instead he’d be co-chairing Lee’s campaign.
Veteran and entrepreneur James P. Bradley and attorney Eric Early lead Republicans in the race though both poll below Lee.
Lexi Reese, a former vice president at Google and a Democrat, announced her candidacy in late June.
Others who have filed to run include Jessica Resendez, Douglas Howard Pierce, Jonathon Reiss, Frank Farreria, Raji Rab, Rozanne Lawler, Denise Gary-Pandol, Zakaria Kortam, John Pappenheim, Paul Kevin Anderson, Dana Bobbitt, Raji Rab, Jacob Farmos, Jehu Hand, and Zafar Inam.